Anna Barton of Tuscombia, Mo., pledged to focus on the road and not drive distracted. Her pledge, as part of the Focus on the Road campaign, won her a 2013 Ford Focus from Joe Machens Ford.
Distracted driving includes anything that distracts you from driving, including texting, eating, talking, changing the radio, and more.
Eighty percent of crashes involve some form of distracted driving.
If you get caught texting and driving under age 22, it’s a $200 fine.
Texting drivers spend up to 400 percent more time with their eyes off the road.
Fifty percent of teen drivers say they text while driving.
Gauge your distraction. Play the texting game.
Focus on the Road
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