The “U Drive U Text U Pay,” campaign by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is gearing up to be released in April. This anti-distracted distracted diving campaign comes at an important time, especially for Texas. Fatalities on the roads have been on the rise, and Texas is no exception. So far this year, over 600 people have already died on Texas roads. Sadly, one of the leading causes of roadway fatalities is distracted driving. Between 2012 and 2019, 26,004 people were killed due to drivers not paying attention. The statistics are jarring and demonstrates the need for driver safety education.
Facts About Distracted Driving
25% of the distracted drivers involved in fatal crashes where between the ages of 20-29.
9% of all teens who died in motor vehicle crashes were involved in collisions that involved distracted driving.
Over 3,000 people die each year due to distracted driving.
60% of drivers under the age of 18 admit to texting or emailing while driving.
Distracted driving is 100% preventable. It is important to remember that staying focused on driving saves lives, and keeps the roads safer for everyone. Even though texting and driving is punishable in 48 states, this has not stopped the increase of distracted driving incidents. Remember, putting your phone away is the best way to stop distracted driving. No text or notification is worth someone’s life.
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