WAVY-TV 10's Take Action Against Distraction mission is to encourage drivers not to take their focus off the road. All distractions endanger the safety of the driver, passenger and bystander. Distractions include texting, using a mobile phone, eating, drinking, using navigation, adjusting the radio and more.
- Using a cell phone or a smartphone
- Eating and drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Reading, including maps
- Operating a navigation system
- Watching video
- Adjusting a radio, CD Player or MP3 player
- Driving drowsy
- Searching for objects throughout the vehicle
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, 3,450 people were killed as a result of distracted driving in 2016. 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2015.