With so many distracted driving incidents on the rise, there are more and more people becoming concerned about the safety of their child in the car.
One of the most popular topics of discussion among those with a concern is whether or not a child should be able to get out of the car in order to get distracted.
And according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), they are.
A study released last year by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) looked at the number of distracted driving deaths recorded in the US between 2011 and 2014.
There were 1,068 fatalities, a decrease of 12% from 2011.
In comparison, there were 4,716 fatalities in 2014.
In the same time period, there was an increase of 7%, but the trend was not statistically significant.
That is a clear trend in the data, which shows that there is a decrease in the number and severity of distracted driver deaths over time.
It also shows that the increase in the use of mobile phones is likely to be a contributing factor to this increase.
What causes a distracted driver to become distracted?
Some people may become distracted by a smartphone or tablet or even a car stereo while driving, and then it can take the focus off of the driver.
Some drivers may even be distracted by other distracting stimuli while driving.
But while a distraction may occur, it is unlikely to be the cause of the accident or death.
“I think it’s a combination of a number of factors that cause a driver to be distracted,” said Dr. Robert M. Lander, director of the National Center for Occupational and Environmental Health and one of the authors of the NIOSH study.
“They may be distracted because they are texting or they may be playing a game on their phone, or they might be playing on a computer.
These are all things that are likely to cause distraction.”
Dr. Laren and his colleagues believe that it is a combination, and not the car itself, that is the cause.
“We do know that drivers who are distracted are more likely to have a crash,” he said.
“When drivers are distracted, their ability to focus on driving is compromised.
That’s because they have to process information faster than they are able to process the information in the environment around them.
When a distracted vehicle is driving, that increases the risk of a crash.”
While many distracted drivers are not at fault for the crash, some are.
In many cases, the distracted driver may be trying to get around the other driver in the lane, as a distraction is the main factor that causes the accident.
This is because the driver has to move out of their lane to make room for another vehicle or the driver may forget their location.
“If the driver is not paying attention and they are not paying enough attention, then there is more danger of the vehicle striking a vehicle,” Dr. Mander said.
What can you do to reduce the number or severity of accidents?
While the numbers of distracted drivers have decreased over time, the number is still on the increase, so if you have a concern about a distracted driving accident, you can make sure you have enough time to get home safely.
The first step is to educate yourself about distracted driving and consider getting a safety seat belt for your child.
The second step is getting your child’s mobile phone or tablet out of your hand.
If you can, then take the device out of its case and put it in a safe place so that it won’t distract.
If possible, put your child in a vehicle that has a driver’s seat, as this is a distraction hazard.
The third step is using a safe, reliable distraction-free car seat or booster seat.
A safety seat that has been specially designed with seat belts and headrests in mind should be the best option for those who have a child who is distracted.
A booster seat can be used for kids between six months and five years old, but the best choice for older children is a child seat that allows the child to sit upright in a seat belt.
If your child has been injured in a distracted crash, you may want to take them to a doctor to get checked out.
If it is determined that the child has had a concussion or other injury that can cause temporary hearing loss, a CT scan can be done to look at the brain and check for other injuries that may be contributing to the accident, such as a broken collarbone or other skull injuries.
It is important to keep in mind that there are several things you can do to protect yourself and your child from distracted driving accidents.
One is to always wear a seatbelt, especially when driving while using a mobile phone.
A car seat that requires the child is the safest option.
The safest seatbelt for your toddler or younger child is a car seat seat with a harness that is designed to help prevent the child from sliding on the seat, which could lead to injuries.
For older children, consider