Commit to Quit Distracted Driving
Why did we start this program?
We launched this campaign in September 2011 with a public service radio campaign aimed at teenaged drivers. Because we are personal injury lawyers we see firsthand the devastation that texting and other forms of distracted driving can cause. Research shows that people under the age of 24 are the most likely to text and drive. Because new drivers are inexperienced, they are also the most at risk to becoming involved in a car crash. We initiated our program with the goal of making young people aware of the risks and encouraging them to make the choice to not text and drive.
Distracted Driving Shocking Statistics:
- At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010.
- 3,154 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2013.
- 424,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2013, which is an increase from 2012.
- 10% of drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash.
- Drivers in their 20s make up 27% of the distracted drivers in fatal crashes.
- As of December 2013, 153.3 billion text messages were sent in the US every month.
Sources: NOPUS, distraction.gov and NHTSA
Would you like more information about our Commit to Quit Texting and Driving program for your school? Email Danielle Mackey
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