The National Safety Council recognized April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. It urges that:
- People stop using cell phones while driving
- Recognize that hands-free devices offer no safety benefit
- Understand the dangers of the cognitive distraction to the brain
- You tell others about the dangers of cell phone distracted driving
Studies have shown that the area of the brain that processes moving images decreases by up to 1/3 when listening to or talking on a phone. National data show cell phones were involved in 350 fatal crashes in 2011.
Americans today have an unhealthy obsession with their cell phones. Take the pledge to stop talking or texting while driving. Lives depend on it.