How To Prevent Distracted Driving

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Just last night, the Oklahoma Highway reports a 17-year-old youth from Locust Grove was killed when the Jeep he was riding in went off a county road and struck a tree. The troopers say the cause of the crash was driver inattention. Distracted driving is defined as "any activity that could divert a person 's attention away from the primary task of driving." Distracted driving can lead to minor fender benders or catastrophic collisions. Whenever a driver is not given his or her full attention to the task of driving, he or she may be considered a distracted driver. Some might say our state does enough to prevent distracted driving because the no texting while driving law. Oklahoma does not do enough to prevent distracted driving by police not …show more content…

In a recent interview, a police officer stated “It’s hard to pull someone over for texting and driving. You have to catch them when they are doing it.” In the past month zero tickets have been given for texting while driving however multiple wrecks have been recorded caused by distracted driving. Driver inattention is one of the most common causes of car crashes in Oklahoma and across the country. The governor stated that about 700 Oklahoma car accidents, 30 of which were fatal, have involved a motorist who was either sending or reading a text message. In conclusion. Oklahoma does not do enough to prevent distracted driving. In conclusion, Oklahoma does not do enough to prevent distracted driving. Our state does not have enough laws compared to surrounding states to prevent unsafe driving. Also Oklahoma does little to enforce the laws we actually place. For example, the texting law that was set into place last November. And finally our state lacks police enforcement and without the cooperation of the police distracted driving will continue to be a serious problem. Oklahoma does not do enough to prevent distracted driving because of law of laws and police

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