Roadside Chat - Crush the candy another time. Eyes on the road.
Playing games on your phone can be a good way to relieve stress and pass the time. Playing games, or doing anything else on your phone, while you are driving can be deadly.
There are three main types of distractions behind the wheel.
They include taking your:
- eyes off the road
- hands off the wheel
- mind off the task of driving
While any form of distraction can be dangerous, manipulating your phone to text, surf the web, scroll through email, or just about any other phone-related task, combines all three types of distraction at once.
Have you ever driven somewhere and not remembered how you got there? That’s a sure sign that you’re distracted behind the wheel. What is distracting you? https://youtu.be/muzUxRz1HnI
So far this year in Iowa, 94 people have been killed in traffic crashes. That’s an increase of eight since last Friday. In Iowa in 2022, there were 338 traffic-related deaths. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report at https://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/stats/daily.pdf