The Danger of Distracted Driving

Everyone knows the Ad Council’s tagline, “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk.” However, many people have no problem with distracted driving. While smartphones provide constant access to social media, email, and the Internet, new studies are revealing the danger of paying more attention to the phone than to the road. At Value Van & Car Rental, we want to promote safe driving, so read on for some facts about the dangers of distracting driving.

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Statistics

New Jersey Drivers, it’s time to take control of our driving habits. Read the statistics below:

  • According to the CDC, each day in the United States, approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.
  • The average time drivers look at their phones to send or read a text is 4.6 seconds. Doesn’t seem like that long, right? But if you’re traveling 55 mph through New Jersey, that’s equivalent to traveling the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.
  • A study done by the University of Utah stated that people are as impaired when they drive and talk on a cell phone as they are when they drive intoxicated at the legal blood-alcohol limit of 0.08%.

New Jersey and Distracted Driving

Wondering what is New Jersey’s stance on the issue? Law says that texting while driving is illegal for everyone. Anyone who is texting while driving in New Jersey can be pulled over and ticketed.

Value Van & Car Rental

At Value Van & Car Rental, we prioritize the safety of our customers above all else. For more car safety advice or tips, contact Value Van & Car Rental in Union, NJ, at (908) 851-9595 or in Newark, NJ, at (973) 792-0343. Our team will gladly help you with any questions, walk you through your rental car options, and tell you about our current specials.