With the New Year approaching, it’s time to begin compiling the resolutions list. As you create your personal list, please consider adding “don’t text while driving.”
The statistics are powerful:
- In the United States, someone is killed or injured once every five minutes in a crash that happens while a driver is texting and driving.
- Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be in an accident.
- Texting takes your eyes off the road for an average of 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that’s equivalent to driving the length of a football field completely blind.
The risk is significant and, as this compelling video illustrates, completely unnecessary.
AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign has raised awareness of the dangers of texting while driving and inspired more than 1.2 million pledges not to text behind the wheel.
New Year’s is a great time to stop, think and pledge at ItCanWait.com. The life you save could be your own.
Have a safe and happy new year!