We’re seeing more and more attention paid to the dangers posed by distracted drivers
TORONTO (PRWEB) May 17, 2012
Today, GetInsuranceQuotes Canada Ltd. explores the similarities between distracted driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.
In a recently published article titled, Is Distracted Driving The New Drunk Driving?, GetInsuranceQuotes.ca examines the very real dangers caused by those who consume alcohol before driving, and distracted driving in its various forms. In many cases, distracted driving can be equally as destructive and dangerous as driving under the influence.
Statistics from organizations like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration clearly show that distracted driving kills and injures thousands of drivers every year. In particular, texting while driving has become the focus of many distracted driving campaigns, due to its potentially serious consequences for motorists.
“We’re seeing more and more attention paid to the dangers posed by distracted drivers, and in many ways it’s not so far fetched to make the association with drunk driving” said Anthony Prugo, operations manager at GetInsuranceQuotes.ca. “We hope that bringing attention to this matter helps to make people more aware of the issue and reduce the problem.”
In addition to the potentially dangerous consequences of driving distracted, accidents impact insurance rates. With accidents on their driving record, many find themselves in the ‘high risk’ category, which means it’s a whole lot harder for those drivers to get insurance.
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