Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

 

FACT: Driver inattention was noted as a factor in 52,113 collisions on Kentucky's roadways in 2017. That same year, driver inattention contributed to 121 fatalities in the Bluegrass State.

What is the great distraction so commonly keeping our attention from the task of driving? It's likely the answer won't surprise you.

According to AT&T, more than 90 percent of people say they know the dangers of texting and driving, yet 70 percent still find ways to rationalize their divided attention while behind the wheel.

In Kentucky, there's truly so much to live for. No text message, emoji or social media post is worth risking your life - or the lives of those around you.

Help us create a change in attitude surrounding this on-the-rise social ill. When you're behind the wheel, take a break from technology. Make Kentucky’s roads a safer place to be, and join Kentucky Farm Bureau in driving distraction-free.

 

Combating distracted driving... with your phone?
Combating distracted driving... with your phone?

Cellphone blocking technology removes the temptation of distracted driving altogether by prohibiting calls or texts while a vehicle is in motion.

Distracted driving has been around longer than you think
Distracted driving has been around longer than you think

Early examples of distracted driving studies go back as far as 1963, when scientist John Senders took to the roads blindfolded – all in the name of research.  

Automakers' response to distracted driving
Automakers' response to distracted driving

The auto industry has taken notice of distracted driving. Some tools have already been invented to curb the effects, while other technologies are quickly developing from budding ideas to larger-than-life innovations. 

What is distracted driving?
What is distracted driving?

Today, the number of cellphones in the U.S. surpasses the country’s population. And according to a study by AT&T, 70 percent of people admit to using those cellphones while driving.

The Perfect Accident
The Perfect Accident

Distracted driving is no laughing matter -- just ask Tareena Horton. On Valentine's Day in 2009, the Breckinridge County resident learned first-hand just how quickly an innocent distraction can turn into a life-altering event.