It's important to practice safe driving and that includes putting away your cell phone every time your hands are on the wheel!
That's why we are asking you to take the pledge to focus on the road. It's easy.
Texting and Driving causes you to take your eyes off the road for an average of 5 seconds. At 55mph, that's like driving the length of a football field completely blind!
Texting while driving is like driving after having 4 beers
Texting and driving makes you 23 times more likely to crash
Car crashes kill an average of 11 American teens each day.
Distracted driving injures 330,000 people every year.
The number of people injured during a crash with reported distraction in 2009 was estimated at 448,000 (20% of all the injured people).
In 2009, 867 fatal crashes were reported to have involved cell phones as a distraction (18% of all fatal distracted-driving crashes).
The under 20 age group has the largest proportion of crashes due to distracted driving