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Wait To Text

Take the Pledge. Wear the wristband.Wait To Text! You’ll live!

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In addition to avoiding the most common driving distractions, take extra precautions to avoid cell phone distractions:

  • Let it roll. Incoming calls to voice mail, that is.
  • Do it later. If someone calls you while they’re driving, ask them to call you back later and hang up.
  • Pull over. If you must talk or text, pull off the road first.
  • Lead by example. If you want your children to drive safely, show them how it’s done. A Consumer Reports survey found that almost half (48 percent) of young drivers had seen their mom or dad talking on a cell phone while driving, and 15 percent saw their parents texting.
  • Know your state’s driving laws. Several states have banned texting while driving. Distraction.gov lists the laws for individual states.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Via StopTextsStopWrecks.org

 

  • More than half (53%) of all adult cellphone owners have been on the giving or receiving end of a distracted walking encounter, according to a Pew Research study.
  • Drivers in their 20s are 24 percent of drivers in all fatal crashes, but are 27 percent of the distracted drivers and 33 percent of the distracted drivers that were using cell phones in fatal crashes.
  • An Erie Insurance distracted driving survey reported that drivers do all sorts of dangerous things behind the wheel, including brushing teeth and changing clothes. The survey also found that one-third of drivers admitted to texting while driving, and three-quarters saying they’ve seen others do it.
  • According to a 2016 survey, teens who reported using their smartphone while driving were much more likely to report being involved in a crash while driving, and exhibiting other dangerous driving behaviors including speeding, failing to wear a seatbelt, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Participation in these other dangerous behaviors was also strongly related to self-reported crash rates.
  • Currently, 46 states, DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands ban text messaging for all drivers. All but 5 (FL, IA, NE, OH & SD) have primary enforcement.

    Fourteen states, DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands prohibit all drivers from using handheld cell phones while driving. All are primary enforcement laws – an officer may cite a driver for using a hand-held cell phone without any other traffic offense taking place.

    No state bans all cell phone use for all drivers, but 38 states and DC ban all cell phone use by novice drivers, and 20 states and DC prohibit it for school bus drivers.