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Distracted Driving to Blame for Crashes

Farmers latest TV commercial focuses on the dangers of distracted driving.  Something we all are guilty of, that’s right even me!  And this commercial comes at a perfect time since beginning July 1, 2011 it is illegal for drivers in Indiana to text and drive.  You may think this law is a great idea, or not, but regardless the facts speak for themselves. 

A February 2011 poll published in Insurance Networking News revealed that 93% of drivers surveyed acknowledged they engage in distracted driving of some kind.

Four in 10 licensed drivers admit that distracted driving has caused them to do one of the following: swerve into another lane, slam on the brakes, get a ticket, almost get into an accident, or have a minor or major wreck.

Distracting activities while driving include:

  • Using a cell phone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading, including maps
  • Using a PDA or navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Changing the radio station, CD or Mp3 player

The bottom line here is simple; driving is a responsibility that demands your full attention. Driver distractions can occur anytime, anywhere, anyplace.  Do your best to eliminate those distractions and keep the Lafayette, Indiana a safe place to drive.

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