I read with great interest this article from EMSResponder.com, Combating Distracted Driving, about the prohibition on federal employees of driving and texting. It is my belief that distracted driving will eclipse other causes of ambulance crash fatalities and injuries – like speeding, use of red lights and sirens, failure to stop at controlled intersections. In the weeks to come I will be looking for data about ambulance crash causes from intexicated driving. Please send me any stories or reports that you are aware of.
Meanwhile, when you are driving any vehicle – work or personal – minimize distractions while driving. Save the phone calls, email, and text messages for when you are stopped.