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Eyes on the road. Hands on the wheel. Mind on driving.

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Most drivers in North Carolina do not use a phone while driving.

 

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Multi-tasking is a myth! Your brain cannot process two cognitively-demanding things at once, such as reading text and driving. Instead, during distracted driving, your attention shifts rapidly between two tasks. In those milliseconds between, situations can rapidly change in a moving vehicle.

Taking the phone away from your ear does not take away the risk. Even with two hands on the wheel, using a hands-free device, such as a Bluetooth or a voice command program, distracts your brain and makes you “cognitively blind.” In fact, “the activity in the area of the brain that processes moving images decreases by up to ⅓ when listening or talking on a phone” (NSC).

 

Mobile Phone – You can live without it

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Texting and driving behind the wheel could cost you $230 or more (including court fees).

 

 

 

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Driver Distractions

There are three types of driver distractions

 

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Cognitive

Taking your mind off of what you’re doing.

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Visual

Taking your eyes off of the road.

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Manual

Taking your hands off of the wheel.

Strong Enforcement Saves Lives
$100
Cost of Violation
Plus Court Cost
2,535
North Carolina
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