Distracted Driving Display Demonstrates Dangers Of Cellphones, Eating Behind Wheel

Keep your eyes on the road while driving. That's the message from the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Video Transcript

- Keep your eyes and your attention on the road while driving.

- CDOT unveiling a new way to teach people about the dangers of distracted driving. It's a display, the Stanely Marketplace in Aurora. The life-size car dashboard lets people look into the windshield and see stories of four people impacted by distracted drivers.

SAM COLE: They think they're fine to take their eyes off the road, look at their phone, take their hands off the wheel, take a bite of a cheeseburger, but in those few seconds can be life changing for somebody that they impact.

- CDOT says there are 15,000 crashes a year caused by distracted drivers in our state. Now the main culprit? People on their phones.