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May 15, 2017

On The Road This Summer Look Out For These

Texting Pit Stops On Highways

Texting and driving has become more dangerous that many other activities behind the wheel. Each year, over 330,000 accidents caused by texting while driving lead to severe injuries.
» Over 78% of all distracted drivers are distracted because they have been texting while driving.
» 1 out of 4 car accidents in the US are caused by texting while driving.
» Texting and driving is 6 times more likely to get you in an accident than drunk driving. That’s right, it is actually safer for someone to get wasted and get behind the wheel than to text and do it.
Neither is something to do

To get the drivers that text off of the road at least temporarily, state highway depots have been designating areas along the way for a texting pit stop and placing signs to indicate where it is safe to text on your route.

Look out for the signs below this summer and stay safe on the road:

And please do not do this:

Related articles:
Nissan Steps Up To Shut Down Your Dangerous Habit Of Texting And Driving
Distracted Driving | NHTSA
Texting and Driving Statistics Show The Problem's Only Getting Worse | WIRED
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