WANADA Board member publicizes Distracted Driving Month
In a recently published opinion piece, WANADA Board member Alex Perdikis, general manager of Koons Ford of Silver Spring, called attention to the problem of distracted driving. Under the headline Letês recommit to safe driving, the article published on Gazette.net noted that Ford dealers nationwide recognize April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on Marylandês roadways, the piece reads. In 2011, 231 Marylanders died and 29,050 were injured in distracted driver crashes, according to the Maryland Highway Safety Office.
Distracted driving doesnêt just mean texting, Perdikis said. Distracted driving is any activity eating, caring for children, personal grooming or even driving selfiesê that can divert a personês attention away from the primary task of driving and endangers the safety of the driver, passengers and bystanders.”Download Bulletin PDF