You Text, You Pay: Distracted Driving (info)

You Text, You Pay: Distracted Driving (info)

Have you noticed, extra patrols and more folks pulled over?  Likely it’s officers from more than 100 law-enforcement agencies who are targeting motorists whom they observe driving while distracted.  Motorists will be pulled over for actions such as talking on hand-held cellphones, sending text messages or otherwise not paying attention to the road.  Other than the obvious phone distraction,  I wanted to be more clear on what I could get pulled over for.  Hope this helps, as really it’s for our own good and safety:) . - Shellie Hart

WHAT IS DISTRACTED DRIVING?

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. These types of distractions include:

  • Texting
  • Using a cell phone or smartphone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading, including maps
  • Using a navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player

Washington State cracks down on ‘distracted driving’ (HERE)

Tips for Teens and Adults (HERE)

Take the pledge (HERE) printable pdf file.

Story source and more info (HERE).

 

About Shellie Hart

Your workday host is a longtime Seattle Radio Midday Air-Personality. Shellie grew up in Burien and now lives in West Seattle. She’s the on-court Entertainment Emcee for our 2X WNBA Championship Team SEATTLE STORM. Shellie is also committed to Children’s Hospital with weekly participation in their CHILD LIFE Program, dedicating over a 100 hours of volunteer time annually. People ask all the time, “What’s your favorite part of the job?”, and my response is YOU! Sure I get to meet all kinds of famous people, but it’s engaging with the people and their Northwest families that makes me happy”