Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks Video Infographic

Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks Video Infographic

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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4 thoughts on “Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks Video Infographic

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  2. tracy spencer

    I’m all for the Distracted driving law’s. It just makes sense that texting of any kind while driving distracts the driver from what? Bingo, you got it… Driving. OK now for the $100,000 question. Who is the biggest violators of the this law? Teens? Soccer Mom’s? Nope! It’s Law Enforcement. Think about that one.

    1. Karen Bowman Post author

      Hi Tracy, it can definitely be frustrating to see law enforcement driving distracted. Even with their exemption from the law in the performance of their duties, having worked with law enforcement who have tackled heartbreaking crash scene investigations and delivered NOK’s to devastated families all caused by distracted driving, they are acutely aware of the consequences of unsafe driving. According to research, the worst offenders of texting while driving are commuters who drive the same route everyday. Even having said that, instead of looking for the worst violators of these important road safety laws, I focus on taking personal responsibility for my own choices behind the wheel and encourage others to do the same…ideally, at some point there will be more safe drivers than not on the roads. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and for your passion about safe driving.

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