Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on Oklahoma roadways. In 2016, 11 fatal crashes, 662 injury crashes and 1,047 non-injury crashes involved a driver distracted by an electronic device, according to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office.
With the quick availability to Instagram and Facebook, sharing a photo or video of your morning commute, talking on your phone or eating while driving has become the norm. Most people agree it is dangerous to use their apps — but do it anyway.
Don’t use your cellphone while driving. If you are tempted to take a selfie, put your cellphone in your glove box, purse or the backseat. Only use if it is an absolute emergency.
— Lisa Robinson is a senior program manager with the National Safety Council