“Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks.” texting and driving prevention campaign is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Ad Council to discourage distracted driving among young adults. Their new Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks Video infographic illustrates the dangers: “The shocking truth is that distracted driving, which includes texting while driving, is the NUMBER 1 killer of teens in America.”
According to MADD Canada, “Road crashes still remain the leading cause of death among teenagers and more 19 year olds die or are seriously injured than any other age group.”
So, regardless of whether you’re American or Canadian, preventable road crashes are killing our teens at an alarming rate. Sit down with your teen — or if you ARE a teen, sit down with your friends — and watch this video. No one should have to learn how dangerous distracted driving is through the loss of a friend or loved one.
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