Although National Distracted Driving Awareness Month is nearing its end, we should never stop taking steps to prevent distracted driving. In 2013, 3,328 people were killed in distracted driving car accidents. Many of those accidents could have been avoided!
According to Distraction.gov, the official US government website for distracted driving, 78% of teens and young adults say they’ve read a text message while driving, and 71% said they’d composed or sent a message while driving. Teens and young people aren’t the only victims of distracted driving – adults also admit to sending texts while behind the wheel.
There are several ways to get involved in the fight against distracted driving. You can take a pledge to drive phone-free on distraction.gov and encourage others to take it too. You can also visit the Distracted Driving Awareness page to find infographics and other campaign materials to share.