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My Distracted Driving Story Meeting at 720 Garden St. in Park Ridge

My Distracted Driving Story  Meeting at 720 Garden St. in Park Ridge
Jun 07, 2017
Ben Pohl
My Distracted Driving Story Meeting at 720 Garden St. in Park Ridge

“In a split second you could ruin your future, injure or kill others as a distracted driver – ask yourself…are you prepared for that?

Can you believe that each day in the United States, over 11 people are killed and 1,161 are injured  in car crashes that involve a distracted driver?  Have you heard the crazy statistic that the odds of crashing increase 23x when texting while driving? These odds are directly comparable to drunk driving!  Add to the fact that 95% of us admit to having used our cellphone while driving at some point and you have an endless supply of tragic tales of lives damaged or cut short.  There is also the AAA statistic saying that 97% of all crashes are driver error, 3% are because of a malfunction of the automobile. Distracted driving crashes are already up 14% from the last two years – this is definitely a growing problem.   More at benpaulspeaks.com