Spread Awareness For Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted Driving Awareness MonthImportant Tips & Stats For Avoiding Distracted Driving

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, meaning there is no better time than now to eradicate the fatal habit of texting and driving. Unfortunately, a trend has begun where motorists believe they are invincible and can drive safely while texting, however, this is not the case. We have gathered important safe driving tips and mind boggling texting and driving statistics so that you can make the choice to educate your loved ones of the importance of avoiding distracted driving:

Texting and Driving Statistics as Reported by MetLife:

  • Did you know that texting while driving can be equal to the effects of having four beers?
  • It only takes five seconds to travel the length of a football field, which is likely the time it takes to look down and read a text message. Imagine the amount of damage that can be caused in those five seconds as you drive the length of a football field.
  • More than half of motorists under the age of 25 send and read text messages while driving.
  • In 2012, 3,328 individuals were killed in collisions involving distracted driving and 421,000 were injured.
  • Over 1.6 million accidents take place each year that involve cell phone use while driving.

Safe Driving Tips:

  • Rather than allowing yourself to become tempted, put your phone out of reach so that you do not partake in this fatal habit.
  • Turn your phone off or on silent, as it will make it inherently easier to stop thinking about your phone and the messages you are not responding to.
  • Before driving, review the directions to your destination. Likewise, be sure to input the address of where you are going into your GPS before you hit the gas.

Join us in spreading awareness for Distracted Driving Awareness Month! Serving San Gabriel, Huntington Beach, Westminster, and surrounding Southern California areas, contact Pulp Street Insurance Agency for all of your auto insurance needs.

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