Yes, it’s April 1st, but distracted driving is nothing to fool around about. This is the first day of Distracted Driving Awareness month. Our goal at Terrell • Hogan is to educate the driving public on the life-threatening dangers. For over 40 years I have been committed to helping people who have suffered personal injury, so I have seen how devastating car accidents can be. My own decision to stop using my cell phone while driving and to educate others is one way to help people live safer lives.
Our Distracted Driving Awareness Presentations show that distracted driving is today’s biggest safety concern. Drivers who talk on cell phones increase their crash risk by 4x, the same as if they drove drunk. Drivers who text increase their crash risk up to 23x. Sending or receiving a text message takes a driver’s eyes off the road for almost 5 seconds, the time it takes to travel more than the length of a football field at 55 mph – blindfolded.
It is sad to know that distracted driving killed 3,328 people in 2012 and 421,000 were injured.
Please consider pledging to yourself to stop distracted driving. The next time you drive your car, try it without your cell phone and experience a new sense of freedom and safety.
Do it for yourself, your loved ones and the others on the road with you.
Please call or contact us today to schedule a free presentation. Our firm has presentations for both teen drivers and for the workforce.
Cell Phone-Related Car Crashes Among Top Causes of Fatal Injury in U.S.