Definition of distracted driving in English:

distracted driving


  • The practice of driving a motor vehicle while engaged in another activity, typically one that involves the use of a mobile phone or other electronic device.

    ‘AAA now says that distracted driving accounts for 25 to 50 percent of all accidents’
    • ‘The texting ban is part of the government's plan to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.’
    • ‘A spate of reports has highlighted the dangers of distracted driving.’
    • ‘Of course, distracted driving happens all over the world.’
    • ‘Those who realize the problems associated with alcohol use might not see the dangers of distracted driving.’
    • ‘Extensive research shows the dangers of distracted driving.’
    • ‘In 2008 about 6,000 people were killed and a half a million hurt in crashes where distracted driving was a factor.’
    • ‘This is true no matter the gender or age and is especially true when alcohol or distracted driving is involved.’
    • ‘But she said that increasing evidence of the dangers of distracted driving had led her to stop.’
    • ‘This year, state legislators introduced about 170 bills to address distracted driving, but passed fewer than 10.’
    • ‘For dangerous driving behaviors, drunk driving was rated the most dangerous, with sleepy driving, distracted driving, angry driving, speeding, and slow driving following in order.’
    • ‘The proposal "keeps our commitment to making our roads safer by reducing the threat of distracted driving," LaHood said.’
    • ‘Well, today in D.C. the Department of Transportation will be kicking off a two-day summit about distracted driving.’
    • ‘Researchers concerned with the hazards of distracted driving are greeting the new service apprehensively.’
    • ‘But new research has found nearly 80 percent of crashes involve just such types of distracted driving, within three seconds before the incident.’
    • ‘He said police issue 13,000 citations a year for distracted driving, and is baffled that current law allows the use of a cellphone.’
    • ‘"Distracted driving is an important issue not only in the tunnels, but on roads throughout the Commonwealth," he said.’