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Distracted Driving

Any activity that diverts a person’s attention from driving, has become one of the leading causes of traffic incidents

Preoccupied Drivers

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) as many as 1.3 million deaths and up to 50 million non-fatal injuries are caused by road traffic crashes. Distracted driving, defined as any activity that diverts a person’s attention from driving, has become one of the leading causes of traffic incidents on our roadways.

Distracted driving is a widespread epidemic on highways worldwide. Drivers using a mobile phone are four times more likely to be involved in a crash. This distraction slows reaction times, and drivers have more difficulty maintaining safe driving practices.

Education and consistent enforcement are both keys to helping motorists understand the dangers of distracted driving. Laser Tech is committed to helping keep roads safe for everyone. Now you can combat distracted driving by measuring and collecting time and date-stamped images of distracted driving violations, aggressive driving, and seatbelt use.

The lidar-driven LTI 20/20 TruVISION™ (and the international model, the LTI 20/20 TruCAM® II) with tailgating firmware combats distracted driving with the ability to measure speed, measure distances between vehicles, and capture digital images of violations.

Clearly witness distracted driving with the LTI 20/20 TruSpeed® Sxb lidar speed measurement and mapping laser equipped with a 7 times in-view magnification. Integrate it with our LaserSoft® SpeedCapture app for an even more powerful tool that is able to take images of what is seen through the laser’s scope.

Departments use our lidar lasers for pinpoint targeting and the patented Accuracy Validation software, which combine to create the most accurate and effective way to measure and enforce speeds, following too close, and distracted driving violations.

 

Some Key Distracted Driving Facts and Statistics:

  • Each day in the United States, approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. (NHTSA. (2021, April). Distracted Driving 2019. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Crash Stats. (Retrieved October 2021, from NHTSA)
  • In 2019, there were 566 non-occupants (pedestrians and bicyclists) killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. (NHTSA. (2021, April). Distracted Driving 2019.)
  • Drivers 25 to 34 years of age make up 23 percent of the distracted drivers in fatal crashes. (NHTSA. (2021, April). Distracted Driving 2019.)
  • Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (2021, April). Distracted Driving. NHTSA. (Retrieved October 2, 2021, from NHTSA)
  • A study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in 2015 found that distraction contributes to 58% of crashes involving teen drivers, with cell phone use implicated in 12% of crashes. (Andrew Gross Manager, Gross, A., Manager, & AGross@national.aaa.com 202-942-2079. (2020, November 24). Distraction and teen crashes: Even worse than we thought. AAA Newsroom. (Retrieved October 6, 2021, from NewsRoom)
  • Texting while driving increases risk of a crash by 23 times. (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. (2021, April). Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Featured VTTI. (Retrieved October 2, 2021, from Virginia Tech Transportation Institute)

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