As a Miami Personal Injury Attorney I am all too familiar with the dangers of Distracted Driving. The US Department of Transportation is aggressively working to educate drivers about the inherent dangers of distracted driving.
Allstate Insurance company has joined the fight to educate parents and teens.
Allstate’s “Thumbs Up” Facebook page has tens of thousands of fans who have all pledged to “X the TXT.”
This pledge may help curb the deadly epidemic of distracted driving because it’s a promise to take responsibility for one’s behavior behind the wheel.
Accepting the responsibility that comes with a set of car keys means knowing the serious risk to others of reading even one short text message, and this leads to better common sense behind the wheel.
As Allstate’s Teen Driver website explains, the facts on texting and driving are clear:
It takes your eyes off the road on average of five seconds at a time. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of a football field – completely blind.
It’s like driving after having 4 beers.
It makes us 23 times more likely to crash.
It results in car crashes that kill an average of 11 teens each day.
It results in 330,000 distracted driving injuries every year.