Are you driving intexticated?
“Whether it’s texting, calling, navigating, or something else, using your cellphone while driving can be dangerous. In fact, texting and driving can have the same consequences as drinking and driving: deaths and injuries. Help reduce the number of these preventable tragedies by putting down your phone—because lives depend on it. You don’t drive intoxicated, so don’t drive intexticated”
AAA has put out an extensive campaign on distracted driving that includes the campaign message, “You wouldn’t drink and drive, so why would you text and drive?” There is compelling testimony from victim families as well as a campaign video to help get the message across. The site also lists staggering statistics such as:
- Distracted driving kills an average of 9 people and injures over 1,000 every day in America.
- 5 seconds of reading an email is like driving the entire length of a football field blindfolded
- Taking your eyes off the road for just 2 seconds doubles your chance of being involved in a crash.
Also provided are tips to help you prevent driving intexticated:
- Put it away – Place your mobile device out of sight to prevent temptation.
- Know where you’re going – If using a navigation system, program your destination before driving.
- Pull over – If you have to call or text while driving, pull off the road safely and stop first.
- Ask passengers for help – If riding with someone, seek their help to navigate, make a call or send a message.
- Be a good passenger – Speak out if the driver of your vehicle is distracted. • Don’t be a distraction – Avoid calling or texting others when you know they are driving.
- Everyone should prevent being intexticated – Just as drivers need to pay attention, so do pedestrians and bicyclists. Never call, text or play games while walking or cycling.
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Put down your phone. Lives depend on it.
Links to the AAA campaign:
Families effected by distracted driving