In honor of April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we’ve compiled a list of shocking facts that will convince even the most stubborn of drivers to put their cellphones down while driving. Did you know…
- Drivers who text while behind the wheel are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash than a non-distracted driver?
- Oregon is at the top of the list for U.S. motor vehicle deaths, according to the National Safety Council, with an almost eight percent increase in 2015 – marking the largest increase in 50 years?
- Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds; at 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of a football field-blindfolded?
- A recent study has equated texting on a cell phone equivalent to driving drunk?
To save lives and prevent injuries, law enforcement agencies will be on the road this month to issue warnings, citations or make arrests during traffic stops. So, make sure you throw your phone in the back seat, or place it on silent in the glove box and choose to stay focused on the road. We encourage all our clients to take the pledge to stop cellphone use while driving, click on this link to pledge today!