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Distracted Driving in Pennsylvania

Posted on April 2, 2018

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and an article published today in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette highlighted a major statistic on the effects of when drivers aren’t focused on the road: 3,477 people are killed because of distracted driving each year.

While the federal government estimates that the number of drivers having cell phone conversations during any moment of the day is down to 6 percent (a number that has decreased by 28 percent in the last five years), other things, such as stereo controls and driver behavior, are also to blame.

In the story, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) cites four things that can further improve those statistics:

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