Inglewood, Ca – It’s always great to see folks coming together for a great cause of bringing awareness to #DriveSmart. Kelley Blue Book, with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and The Conor Lynch Foundation hosted “Distracted Driving Awareness event featuring Los Angeles Rams Running Back Todd Gurley. This event took place at Inglewood High School in the gym before 1,100 students and the school band.
The focus was to bring attention to the dangers of distracted driving during Distracted Driver Awareness Month (April). KBB teamed up with the NHTSA an Lynch Foundation to educate students on the importance of driver safety. Todd Gurley was able to tell his personal story to the kids how distracted driving had took the life of one his high school friends. Gurley said, ” If I can reach just one student with today’s message, it’s well worth it.”
Their was a video portion of the assembly that told of High School boy from Notre Dame High School who lost his life due to a distracted driver hitting him. The students were also presented stats like, 61% of drivers use mobile phones while driving in the US. The NHTSA estimates that 25 percent of all crashes involves some form of driver distraction.
FACT – According to distraction.gov, the average time a driver takes their eyes off the road while testing is five seconds. When traveling at 55 mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded. Pretty scary fact when you think how many folks text and drive.
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