Distracted driving continues to be a major problem that has been causing horrific accidents and numerous fatalities around the country for years now. Statistics tell us that 25 percent of all car accidents are due to distracted driving. In 2015, there were 391,000 injuries due to incidents of distracted driving. It is a problem that many people are aware of but are unwilling to give up, as 80 percent of drivers have admitted to taking part in distracted driving behaviors while driving.
Drunk driving usually holds the spotlight in media and safety campaigns, but drugged driving can be just as fatal. Drugged driving doesn’t only include operating a vehicle under the influence of marijuana or hard drugs. It also includes driving under the influence of medication.
As harvest season winds down for the year, you may notice an assortment of agriculture vehicles and food transportation trucks in Lancaster county. Many of these vehicles move slowly or require extra space on the road.