Pledge to Stop Distracted Driving

October 1, 2009 at 5:00 am 2 comments

Although many states have created laws restricting or banning the use of cell phones, traffic fatalities related to cell phone use still kill hundreds of people each year and leave thousands of others injured—sometimes for life. Safe Kids USA, a non-profit agency dedicated to reducing accidental childhood injury through education, has created a pledge to stop distracted driving.

When you sign the pledge, you agree to stop talking or testing while driving, as well as any other activity that would divert your attention from the road while driving. The less people who drive distracted, the less accidents will occur. And that means saving hundreds of lives and preventing thousands of injuries.

Click here for more information and to sign the pledge.

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  • 1. michele  |  October 3, 2009 at 8:24 am

    I think that if You need to be on the phone then you should stay home or pull over untill you are done on the phone.We get upset when others drink and drive. Being on the cell phone is just the same way because eyes and hands are off the wheel. and thats when you put others, in a heep of trouble or you too can kill some one Just by being a werckless driver playing on your cell phone. Please lets make the highways safe for you and all of are families we all are already try to fight the DWI’s and the life’s that have been taken lets not do the same with our cell phones.

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  • 2. Cindi Clinton  |  October 12, 2009 at 12:35 am

    When I see a person driving erratically, I can usually tell the difference between a drunk driver and someone on the phone. Drunk drivers often drive very slow while someone on the phone won’t necessarily slow down, but will wait too long at stoplights – the light will be green & they’re still sitting there yakking. Cell phone use while driving is a hazard and I wish these folks could see how badly they’re driving down the road.

    Despite California having a law that you can’t talk and drive and you can’t text and drive, I still see a surprising number of people driving with their cell phone up to their ear. I have to admit that I’ve never noticed anyone texting while driving, but I *have* received a text before from someone who was driving, but they said they were at a light.

    Can’t those people in Escalade’s and other big SUV’s afford bluetooth?

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