Did You Know?
Texting Makes Crashes More Likely
According to the Strategic Highway Safety Plan, a texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-texting driver.
Distractions Contribute to Highway Crashes
Over 90 percent of highway crashes are caused by inattention, driver error and lack of knowledge, among other causes, incident reports show.
25% of Teens Text and Drive
25 percent of teens respond to a text message once or more every time they drive, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
What counts as a distraction? A distraction is any activity that diverts a person’s attention from the primary task of getting from point A to point B.
By keeping your Focus Forward and your mind engaged, you are helping keep yourself and other road users safe.
Travelers in all modes of transportation encounter each other at intersections, which is why smart #IntersectionInteractions are fundamental to staying safe on the road. These interactions result from understanding how you’re intended to move through an intersection and making decisions that ensure the safety of all road users – pedestrians, drivers and bicyclists. Any time you approach an intersection, make sure you #KnowWhenToGo.
Failure To Yield
- Anytime there is a yield sign present, you must yield right-of-way to all other vehicles and pedestrians.
- If you’re waiting to cross the street and there is no pedestrian crosswalk signal present, you have the right-of-way only when the street is clear for you to begin crossing without causing a driver or bicyclist to slow down.
- When making a left turn you must yield to all oncoming traffic including right turning vehicles, unless the right turn lane has a yield sign. A right turning vehicle with a yield sign must yield to all other traffic at the intersection regardless of where they are coming from.