Texting And Driving...
Nearly 500,000 young adults each year are injured
due to various forms of distracted driving, including texting, mobile instant
messaging, updating social media platforms, sending photos, etc. It's a habit
deadlier than drunk driving. We live in a constantly connected world where
multitasking is second nature and communicating is instant. Coupled with this
compulsion, teens and young adults are overly confident in their ability to
'safely' text while driving.
Click here to check out some FACTS about Texting and Driving.
HOW WILL YOU STOP TEXTING & DRIVING?
Out of sight, out of mind
When you're in the car, put your phone where you can't get it. A place where you won't even be tempted to look for it. No phone. No texting.
Silence is golden
Turn those notifications off. The less you hear your phone, the less tempted you'll be to respond while you're driving.
Find your APP
An app can help you stop texting and driving. Download your fav and forget about it in the car.
Designate a texter
Borrow thumbs from a friend. Or lend yours to a friend. Passengers get the privilege of texting while in motion.
Videos to help with the awareness of the dangers
of texting and driving are a very effective tool in the cause to keep everyone
safe. An example of two such videos are below.
People who text and drive are 23 times more likely to be in a car accident, according to a study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. To help raise awareness about the dangers of texting while driving by sharing this video below, that was produced as part of an awareness campaign against the dangers of texting while driving.
The video below is a powerful video being used as
part of a campaign at high schools in the United Kingdom to raise awareness of
the dangers of texting while driving. With the help of actors and special
effects, the video graphically shows the crash and aftermath of what could
happen when a driver is distracted.
WARNING: The Video Below Contains Extreme & Graphic Violence and is Intended for Mature Audiences. Parental Guidance Is Suggested!!!