The Ohio National Guard is the latest group to warn about the dangers of distracted driving.
The organization released a training video Friday that includes a dramatization of distracted driving. Two members of the Ohio National Guard are shown talking on a mobile phone and texting while driving. The video then shows the police pulling over their car.
In the video, Maj. Gen. John C. Harris, Assistant Adjunct General for the Army, warns drivers put down their phones and focus on the task at hand.
“Every day in the United States, 100 people die in car crashes,” Maj. Gen. Harris said. “Every 30 seconds, a driver using a cell phone is involved in a crash.”
According to the video, from 2009 to 2011 there were 74 deadly crashes caused by distracted driving.