What’s Up Wednesday 12/12/18



 

As of November 30th, there have been 155 crashes and 19 injuries on the Causeway Bridge this year.

It is that time of year when Santa watches to see who is on the naughty or nice list. Not only does texting and driving put you on the naughty list, it could also cost you and/or your loved one’s life.

According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), nine percent of fatal crashes were reported as distracted drivers in 2016. Nationwide, distracted driving claimed 3,450 lives that year. Texting while driving is especially dangerous because it combines visual, manual and cognitive distractions. It takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind off of the task of driving.

Santa doesn’t text while in his sleigh and neither should we when driving our vehicles. Don’t be on the naughty list. Remember one text could wreck it all.