Distracted Driving Kills
According to the latest stats provided by The US Department of Transportation, 3,179 people were killed and 431,000 were injured in car accidents in 2014 as a result of distracted driving. It’s truly an epidemic but you don’t need statistics to make you aware of the problem. Whenever you are driving, all you have to do is look at the car next to you to actually see the extent of the problem. People are dying because they won’t put their phones down when driving. And it’s totally tragic. At The Braun Agency, we even had a client share their personal experience where two family members died in separate instances within a relatively short period of time.
There are two things you can do to contribute to the solution instead of the problem. Take the pledge and educate others.
Make a commitment
One of core values at The Braun Agency is education. Frankly, there’s no more important cause that warrants education than distracted driving. You can do two things to help the cause and save lives. First, commit to not being part of the problem. Take the Pledge to not drive distracted. Simply type on our Facebook page that you take the pledge. And then follow through.
Spread the word
Secondly, get the word out. Ask your friends and family to take the pledge also. Share the real life stories. Drivers age 15-19 are most susceptible to the dangers. If you have a young driver, be sure they understand the dangers of texting and driving. Share this post and these videos with everyone you know, especially young drivers.
Liz Mark’s Texting and Driving story. EVERY parent and new driver should watch Liz’s video.