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Video: Driving while Distracted

January 24 video from NBC news about the hazards and sobering statistics of driving while distracted. According to the report 28% of all crashes in 2008 are attributed to cell phone use – with or without hands free devices.

Even though a the Wisconsin State Assembly recently passed its version of a No Texting and Driving bill exempted drivers of authorized emergency vehicles my Everyday EMS Tip is simple. When driving an emergency vehicle don’t text or talk on any device while driving.

After watching the video learn more about the Focus Driven movement and join the conversation about EMS and Distracted driving at

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By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.