Sunday, May 15, 2011

Are You a Distracted Driver?

This week's Lee County website features this new LeeDOT item:

Use this Pedestrian Injury Simulator to find out how speeding, using your cell phone and drinking alcohol can impair your ability to react while driving. For more information on road safety, visit Lee County Department of Transportation Traffic Section.

Approximately two-thirds of all crashes in which people are killed or injured happen on roads with a speed limit of 30mph or less. At 30mph, vehicles are traveling at 44 feet (about 3 car lengths) each second.

Run the Pedestrian Injury Simulator to see the impact of speed and various driving impairments upon your thinking and braking distances.

Click here to try the simulator!

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