Do you know how far you will drive on the freeway if you take your eyes off the road for five seconds, the average time it takes to send a text? An entire football field.
According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, texting while driving makes drivers 23 times more likely to get into a „safety-critical event.“
Texting while driving has become the number one driving distraction for many people. Drivers need to be aware of the dangers and keep their attention on the road, not on their cell phones or other mobile devices. Parkview Trauma Centers have developed the Don’t Text & Drive campaign to help educate communities and stop preventable tragedies.
Educate yourself. Take the pledge. Share the message. Don’t Text & Drive and stay safe.