Circulate San Diego, in partnership with the City of San Diego, encourages residents to take pledge to not be a distracted driver in 2020.
By taking the pledge, you're helping San Diego reach its Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths by 2025.
Distracted driving happens any time you aren't giving your full attention to the road, the speed limit, bicyclists, pedestrians and the cars around you. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, three types of distracted driving exist:
- Manual distraction: when a driver takes their hands off the wheel to adjust the radio, reach for an item, or pet their dog.
- Visual distraction: when a driver takes their eyes off the road to look at an accident, glance at a text message, or look at their kids in the back seat.
- Cognitive distraction: when a driver takes their mind off the act of driving to daydream, think about a problem at work, or consider their grocery list.
Click here to view a map of 2015-2018 distracted driving citation data provided by San Diego Police Department.
Our goal is to have 1,000 residents sign the pledge and commit to doing their part to end traffic deaths by 2025.