Distracted Driving. A Modern Epidemic.
Everyone knows using your phone while driving is dangerous. This is common sense. But why do people continue to read or send a text, check their email, scroll through social media, or watch a video? What urges them to immediately pick up their phone and see what that last notification was? There are endless dangers from traumatic injuries, to permanent injuries and death that can result from distracted driving. Distracted driving not only endangers the safety of the driver, but everyone around them as well.
Whether sending/reading a text, talking on the phone, checking an email or looking at social media, distracted driving comes in many forms. The one common thing however, is the danger to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Driver's should be giving their full attention to driving and ensuring they and anyone on the road is safe.
Join us in educating our communities on the dangers of distracted driving and how it can put our lives, our children's lives, and our friend's and family's lives in danger.
Among all distracted driving accidents in the US, teens are by far the most impacted. Teenagers are 4 times more likely to get in a crash or near crash as a result of talking or texting on a cell phone. Even more, 21% of all fatal accidents among teenagers were distracted driving accidents due to using a cell phone. By educating teenagers, young adults, and everyone else that feels apt to use their cell phone while driving, we can help to put an and to this modern epidemic.
*** (Statistics are taken from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and New York Post)
It's time we put an end to this epidemic. Join the Movement
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Change is made through education. Help us educate the public about the risks of distracted driving.