April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and we’re pledging to take a stand by waiting to text. At any given daylight moment 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving. In 2015, distracted driving crashes made up more than 12% of all crashes in the state of Florida. Even more concerning is the fact that within the last 3 years Florida’s distracted driving fatalities have gone up 47%.
Distracted driving can be broken down into 3 categories: visual (taking eyes off the road), manual (taking hands off the wheel) and cognitive (thinking about anything other than driving). “Distracted driving is extremely risky behavior that not only puts drivers and passengers in danger, but others out on the road as well,” said Colonel Gene Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol “Focused attention on driving increases your reaction time to dangerous driving situations, helps to prevent crashes overall and saves lives.”
Take a stand with us and join the movement to Wait to Text. When you pledge today you’ll qualify to win a $100.00 VISA gift card. Click the link below and join many others that have already pledged to Wait To Text.