Distracted driving reaching new levels of danger

Distracted driving is reaching new levels of danger across the Garden State. News 12 New Jersey recently spoke to several drivers on the state’s roadways

Distracted driving reaching new levels of danger

Distracted driving reaching new levels of danger (11/22/13)

EDISON - Distracted driving is reaching new levels of danger across the Garden State.

News 12 New Jersey recently spoke to several drivers on the state’s roadways who say they’ve seen people doing more from behind the wheel with smartphones.

Two recent reports by AAA and State Farm found that drivers are now snapping photos of themselves, using the Internet and even recording videos – all while driving.

Officials say distracted driving has serious consequences. The number of people killed in distraction-affected crashes decreased slightly from 3,360 in 2011 to 3,328 in 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. An estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, this was a nine percent increase from the estimated 387,000 people injured in 2011. 

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