Let’s Put a Stop to Preventable Teen Auto Accident Injuries and Death
“Commit to Quit,” Finkelstein & Partners public service campaign has made strides to reduce the number of preventable injuries and deaths due to distracted driving since its launch in 2011.
Through signage, billboard, television, and radio spot’s we’ve utilized virtually every media outlet accessible sharing the dangers and deadly consequences of distracted and driving.
Those at most risk for serious injury or death as a result of car crashes are our teens. When a teenager who is already part of a “high risk” demographic, picks up a phone behind the wheel they are 23 MORE TIMES as likely to be involved in an automobile crash.
Because teen drivers are at such a high risk part of the Commit to Quit initiative invovles visiting high schools, speaking directly to students. In 2013, 2014, and 2015 alone we were able to spread the word to roughly 7,400 students.
Now we’re asking for your help, spread the word, share the facts, and let’s stop teen texting and driving.
Some statistics to share with your children, spouses, friends, and co-workers:
• In 2013, there were 3,154 people killed and an estimated additional 424,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. (Distraction.gov)
• Distraction creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted (Federal Commutations Commission).
• With nearly 19,000 Americans killed as a result of motor vehicle accidents between January and June of this year, 2015 is the United States is on track to have its deadliest traffic year since 2007. (EndDD Distracted Driving)
If you’d like to receive more information about Commit to Quit Free School program contact us [email protected] .
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of a distracted driver contact us today.