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Safe Driving Month – Distracted Driving

Safe Driving Service Technicians

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Safe Driving – Distracted Driving”][vc_column_text]This week’s post for our Safe Driving Month is Distracted Driving. defines distracted driving as “Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety.

Traffic safety experts classify distractions into three main types: Manual, Visual, and Cognitive.

  • Manual distractions require the driver to move their hands from the steering wheel.
  • Visual distractions require the driver to focus their eyes away from the road.
  • Cognitive distractions require the driver to start thinking about something other than driving.

This is why texting while driving is so bad; texting involves all three types of distractions.  As a result, texting and driving makes a crash up to 23 times more likely.  Texting and driving is illegal, but more importantly, as driver’s we all have a responsibility to ensure that we make it home safe to our families Everyday!


  • About 100 people die every day in car crashes.
  • Up to 90% of accidents are caused by driver error.
  • About 26% of accidents involve cell phone use.
  • Right now, 9% of drivers are talking on their phone.

Visit to see more statistics. 

For more information about the IFS Safety Program, call 636-680-2100 and ask for Mike Schwaller.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]