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The Faces of Distracted Driving

Last updated on January 30th, 2019 at 12:17 pm

Think distracted driving is the exclusive domain of texting teens and late-night drunken drivers?

Think again.

It could happen to you. Fatal distracted driving accidents can happen anytime, anywhere: to suburban neighbors in the middle of the day, or to senior citizens in a crosswalk. Distracted driving often involves texting while driving, but that’s not always the case in these tragic accidents. Anytime you take your attention off the road and focus on something—anything—other than driving, you’re a distracted driver and could be at fault for causing  an accident.

According to the stats on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Distraction.gov website, distracted driving was responsible for 10% of crashes in which injuries occurred in 2011. The real numbers of distracted driving may be actually higher than that, due to the increasing prevalence of people using their phones while on the road. Recent government statistics as well as recent studies by Plymouth Rock support this assertion..

Time to break the habit. Let’s pay attention when we drive. It’s time to put our phones down and our eyes up and on the road when we’re behind the wheel, for everyone’s safety. Your life, and the lives of others on the road around you, depend on it.

Headquartered in Boston, Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation provides auto insurance to personal and commercial auto insurance customers in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Plymouth Rock is a member of The Plymouth Rock Group of Companies, which together write and manage over $1 billion in auto and homeowners insurance throughout the northeast.

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