National Highway Traffic Safety Administration http://www.distraction.gov/
This source acknowledges that distracted driving is an epidemic that is dangerous especially on roads in America. In the year 2010 3,000 people died in accidents that are caused by distracted driving. The U.S Department of Transportation is top at conducting activities that create awareness on the need to stop using mobile phones and stopping texting while on the wheel. The source talks about them holding national summits that ban use of cell phones and texting for those driving commercially, and is encouraging adoption of laws that are tough by states regarding this epidemic.
This source takes into account what driving distractions are which are the activities that one engages in while driving. The source attributes driving distractions like texting, eating, reading or using cell phones as the main example of driving distractions. It also separates driving distractions into a group of three which are manual, cognitive, and visual. Manual distractions involve one taking off their hands from the wheel. Cognitive distractions happen when on is absent minded when driving. Visual distractions happens when you take your eyes off the road. The source also acknowledges that distractions caused by technology such as texting and calling on a phone require the driver’s manual, visual, and cognitive attention and are therefore the most alarming. Statistics are that they cause accident risks 23 times more than when not distracted.
The source also acknowledges that laws for driving distractions are necessary. They include a ban of using mobile phones when driving and banning texting while driving.
Ford Company, Reducing Driver Distractions media.ford.com/images/10031/Reducing_Driver_Distractions.pdf
This source talks about the efforts conducted by Ford Motor Company on solving driving distractions. Ford became the first automaker that authorized a ban by the federal law on texting manually with devices that are hand-held when driving. Ford also conducted a research that found 86% of drivers who text as extremely dangerous and 93% of the population supports the ban. Ford also invested on simulator that is full-motion-based which creates a good driving environment hence reducing the risk of driving distractions.
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety https://www.aaafoundation.org/distracted-driving
This source talks about driving distractions cause 5000 accidents and more every year. Apart from phone and texting other distractions include eating, technologies, and passengers. It also says that the laws put in place to handle this problem are not relevant and that this problem can be solved through our understanding of physical and mental conditions that impair drivers.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration database
Ford Company database
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety database