An important message from Dom Tiberi
On Tuesday, December 9, Dom Tiberi shared Maria’s Message with the students at NCHS. It is an important message for all your adults to hear. The Foundation for Maria’s Message has launched a campaign to bring Defensive Driving to the forefront. Maria had only three short years of driving experience and the Foundation would like to encourage better defensive driver training.
Did you know there are three main types of distraction?
- Manual: taking your hands off the wheel
- Visual: taking your eyes off the road
- Cognitive: taking your mind off driving
11% of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted. Sending or receiving text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent-at 55 mph-of driving the length of an entire football field, blind
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