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The Dangers of Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving is a deadly behavior that leads to about 5,000 deaths every year.

Sending or reading a text, eating food, searching for a station on your car radio or a song on your iPod – these can all draw your attention away from the road while you're driving. Distracted driving is a deadly behavior that leads to about 5,000 deaths every year, about 16 percent of all fatal car crashes, according to federal estimates. Teenage drivers are the most affected by this, being distracted about a quarter of the time while behind the wheel.

Here to discuss distracted driving and how to prevent it as summer rolls around are Corporate Public Affairs Manager of AAA Allied Group, Cheryl Parker, and Manager of Driver Education at AAA Allied Group, Mike Belcuore.