Drivers, take note: It's trauma season

June 9, 2012
by Brian Freskos
Knight Ridder/McClatchy in the Wilmington (NC) Star-News


One topic that arises with increasing frequency in conversations about traffic safety these days is distracted driving – a running phenomenon that claims thousands of lives nationwide every year.

The issue still encompasses drivers using the rearview mirror to apply makeup or fiddle with the radio as they accelerate down the highway. But it assumed added prominence with the proliferation of cell phones and research emphasizing the dangers of using them behind the wheel. And with the summer fun season upon us, the push to keep drivers' eyes on the road is again at the forefront.



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