Cell Phones & Texting while driving don’t mix!

Crashes from cell phone use are on the rise. Both handheld & hands-free devices increase driver reaction time and are equally as dangerous. As of January 1st, 2010, seven states have implemented handheld cell phone bans and 19 have text messaging bans for all drivers.

Don’t wait for legislation to drive safely!

It’s important to:

– Silence your phone before you begin to drive

– Set up a voicemail message that explains your on the road, practicing safety to protect yourself and fellow drivers

– Stop texting while driving. Research shows drivers who text are 8 to 23 times as likely to be involved in a collision

-Pull over and park if a call is absolutely necessary

-Encourage your friends and family to leave their phones out of reach while driving

Visit the National Safety Council @ nsc.org/nsm to learn more about acts of safety

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Cell Phones & Texting while driving don’t mix! was last modified: August 26th, 2014 by Sarah McGorry