APRIL is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
From the time we are young and bestowed the power and privilege to drive, it is our individual responsibility to behave responsibly behind the wheel of the car. Today, with more distractions and dangers than ever before, could quite literally be our last. Impacting change and promoting a safer driving environment is dependent on each and every one of us!
The National Safety Council reports traffic fatalities are up 6% from 2015. Tragically, this equates to over 40,000 people dying in car accidents in 2017. It is time we all pledge to make a change!
The Biggest Risks
Whether you are driving car pool or sitting in traffic throughout the day for work, we have a plethora of distractions right at our fingertips. From voice command built in systems, to hands free and talk to text, to the dangers of yesteryear, eating, drinking, makeup or shaving – There is NO shortage of ways to be distracted behind the wheel. Unfortunately, the advancement in technology and features has come at a steep cost.
Taking our eyes off the road for even a single second could be the difference in life or death. This is the harsh, terrifying reality! Even careful drivers are sometimes guilty of a second-long distraction, right?
Pledging to be an attentive driver is such a basic concept, but given the statistics we have a long way to go.
Pledging to #JustDrive
The National Safety Council is asking drivers off all ages to take the pledge to drive safely. With a fatal accident occurring every 15 minutes across the US, we have no time to spare.
The cruel reality is that any time we get behind the wheel of a car, a tragic accident can happen. When you factor in distracted driving, the risk of a tragic event is exponentially greater.
We as drivers, are faced with 3 options;
Option 1: Participate in the JUST DRIVE! Pledge – vow to be alert at all times. Encourage your friends and family to do the same.
Option 2: Become a victim of a senseless accident, or having a loved one involved in a tragic and preventable accident. Pledging to drive aware is the first step to safer roads.
Option 3: Causing a senseless, preventable tragedy. Best case scenario; there is some damage, hassle, stress and costs. Worst case scenario; You have cost someone their life, health or the life and health of their loved one.
Don’t take the gamble on the roads any longer. Statistics show luck is NOT in our favor! Pledge to just drive safely!
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