Devastating consequences

     The chances of having a crash are 23 times greater if you are texting while driving. Nearly 40 percent of all American teens polled say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put them in danger. Sending or receiving a text message takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds – that’s like driving the length of a football field at 55 mph completely blind.
     These statistics on driving while texting are scary, and the danger and loss of lives are very real.
     To help illustrate the devastating consequences of texting while driving, first responders, friends and family share emotional stories during this eight-minute documentary created by AT&T called “Don’t Text While Driving.” In addition, a young man who was a passenger in a car with a driver texting while driving tells how his life been turned upside down.  

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  1. Kristi Ericksen, KDOT Traffic Control10/04/2013

    Wow. That is a VERY moving video. Please take the time to watch it and pass it on to your loved ones!
    I think we all know people who look at their phones at some point while driving and we need to work together to create an environment where phone use when driving is not acceptable behavior. Each of us needs to give positive support and positive reinforcement to encourage our loved ones to Ditch the Distractions and Just Drive.
    Thank them for putting the phone away or for handing it off before the trip starts. Remind them to do so when they don’t. And then follow through by handing off our own phones.
    The negative consequences of using a phone while driving are clear and absolute, as shown in the video, and they are just not worth it. It Can Wait.

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