Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff

  • Distracted driving comes in a lot of forms, from using your phone to eating behind the wheel. It's incredibly dangerous to everyone on the road.

    When you're more focused on sending an emoji or "liking" a picture, you're putting other drivers, pedestrians and cyclists at risk. 

    Here's are some scary facts:

    • Looking at a text takes five seconds. Going 55 mph, you’ve traveled 300 feet.That's the length of a football field!
    • 10% of fatal crashes and 15% of injury crashes in 2015 were distraction-affected. NHTSA
    • The NSC estimates that cell phone use alone accounted for 27%  of 2015 car crashes. NS
    • In 2015, there were 3,477 people killed and an estimated additional 391,000 injured in crashes involving distracted drivers.NHTSA
    • The fatal crash rate for teens is 3 times greater than for drivers age 20 and over (IIHS)
    • Driver distraction is responsible for more than 58% of teen crashes.  AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

    We don't want to tell a parent or a spouse that their loved one is gone, because either they or another driver, was distracted...so remember this phrase: 

    Phones Down, Eyes Up!

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