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Montana Tech Hosting Distracted Driving Event


In honor of Distracted Driving month, a fun and educational “Safety Charlie” event will take place in the SUB between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on April 23. Take a distracted driving quiz, take the pledge to end distracted driving, and spin the wheel to win a prize

Distracted driving is any activity that diverts a person's attention from the primary task of driving. All forms of distracted driving endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety.

At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010. Distracted driving has become a deadly epidemic on America's roadways.

3,154 people were killed in 2013 and an estimated 424,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes that involved distracted drivers. Our youngest and most inexperienced drivers are most at risk, with 10% of all distracted driving crashes involving drivers under the age of 20. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted.