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Distracted driving statistics portray a grim picture. It has become a trend with deadly, real consequences. In 2014, as estimated 3,179 people were killed and an additional 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involved distracted drivers nationwide. In Oklahoma, 14 people died in and 637 were injured in crashes involving a driver distracted by an electronic device. Your risk of crashing increases greatly when performing secondary tasks while driving including texting and dialing cell phones.
Distracted driving is illegal in Oklahoma. Starting Nov. 1, 2015 texting and driving could cost you $100.
Have the Talk. Make a Family Pledge. Know the laws in your state.
For more information visit www.distraction.gov.