In most states, you can be pulled over and ticketed for texting while driving. Some states also ban handheld cell phone use.
Any activity that distracts a driver can lead to a serious accident. Other common distractions include eating and drinking, grooming, reading maps/directions, adjusting the radio, and more.
These activities may seem harmless, but the fact is that hundreds of thousands of people in the United States are killed or injured every year as a result of distracted driving.
What can you do? Concentrate on driving when you’re behind the wheel—it’s not the time for multi-tasking.
Look up the laws in your state and wherever you plan to drive.
Visit Distraction.gov to get more information about distracted driving.
Texting while driving kills or injures thousands every year. Take the pledge to drive phone-free today.
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Whether you’re driving locally or taking a road trip this summer, you can use these resources to help plan your trip, save money and avoid detours.
- Gas Mileage Tips — Find out how driving efficiently, keeping your car in good condition, and combining trips can help you save money.
- Traffic and Road Closures — Get resources to keep you informed about road and traffic conditions.
- Scenic Byways — Find scenic drives that you might enjoy while traveling on the road.
Wherever you’re driving, make safety a top priority and keep in mind that most states have banned texting while driving. Learn more about distracted driving.
Find more tips for your road trips.