Across the state of Arizona,
the Use Of Hand Held Devices while driving
Pay attention when you drive.
Put the phone down. It only takes one second of being distracted to lose a life.
You don’t want your surgeon distracted, we don’t want you distracted behind the wheel. It only takes one second.
- Distraction contributes to 16% of all fatal crashes.
- Everyday 9 people die nationwide due to distracted driving.
- Distracted driving claimed 3,477 lives and injured 391,000 people in 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA.
When behind the wheel, job #1 is driving.
Every day nine people die nationwide due to distracted driving. Distracted driving is not limited to cell phone use, but other distractions may include eating, drinking beverages, reading, applying make-up, pets on your lap, interacting with other people in the vehicle, adjusting the radio, along with many others. We have all seen these activities.
The Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO), Lake Havasu Metropolitan Planning Organization (LHMPO), Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), and Cable One have partnered in a public service campaign to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads in Yavapai County, due to distracted driving.
Recently Submitted Distracted Driving Messages:
Aggressive Driving Awareness
- Eight out of 10 drivers surveyed in the AAA Foundation’s annual Traffic Safety culture Index rank aggressive driving as a “serious” or “extremely serious” risk that jeopardizes their safety.
- Aggressive driving is a major factor in U.S. traffic accidents
- Aggressive related crashes contributed to 38 percent of all fatalities and 34 percent of all serious injuries in Arizona from 2005 to the end of 2012
- Aggressive driving played a role in 56 percent of fatal crashes from 2003 through 2007, with excessive speed being the number one factor
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA) defines aggressive driving as occurring when “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.”
- Speeding was the leading driving behavior associated with fatal crashes in 2014
- Speeding was a factor for 18.8 percent of drivers and motorcyclists who were involved in fatal crashes, followed by driving under the influence (12.3 percent), according to an analysis by NHTSA
- Many common behaviors qualify as “aggressive,” including speeding, tailgating, driving slowly in the passing lane, and other acts
- 80% of drivers believe aggressive driving is serious or extremely serious
Participating Agencies and Organizations
CYMPO – Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization – would like to thank the following organizations for partnering with us in our first ever “Don’t Drive Distracted” campaign.
- Lake Havasu MPO
- Sun Corridor MPO
- Yavapai County Sheriff
- Prescott Police Dept.
- ADOT – AZ Department of Transportation
- Prescott Valley Police Dept.
- Chino Valley Police Dept.
- Yavapai College Campus Police Dept.
- Cottonwood Police Dept.
- DPS – Department of Public Safety
Captain Distractin’ reminds you: When behind the wheel, job #1 is driving.