Distracted driving a holiday season hazard?

Courtesy of: OnlineSchools.com

At the risk of sounding like a Scrooge, the holiday gift-giving season seemed a good time to share this distracted driving infographic – “DWI: Driving while Intexticated” – with our readers.

Consider it a cautionary tale as loved ones unwrap presents in the form of latest in mobile technology, then pile into vehicles to drive to the homes of friends and families and to other holiday activities.

The distracted driving graphic originally appeared at OnlineSchools.com with an introduction written by Kristin Marino: “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that texting and driving is dangerous. But plenty of people continue to do it. Most troubling: Even with all the stories of tragic car accidents happening as a direct result of distracted driving, teens and adults are still texting at the wheel.”

The distracted driving infographic, she wrote, “is full of reasons why an OMG or LOL is never worth the risk.”

While the infographic, “DWI: Driving while Intexticated,” was published last year, the insights it provides remain valuable, especially with the proliferation of mobile devices.

“Texting while driving is a growing trend, and a national epidemic, quickly becoming one of the country’s top killers,” according to data at textinganddrivingsafety.com, which also republished the infographic. “Drivers assume they can handle texting while driving and remain safe, but the numbers don’t lie.”

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