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Make It Stop: Companies Fight Texting and Driving

Of the 2 trillion text messages sent each year, too many are sent from moving vehicles. The 1drving texting resized 600 CDC stats on distracted driving are alarming, so much so that private corporations are stepping up to the plate. It’s not just non-profits and Ad Councils promoting safer behavior, BMW and AT&T have both launched campaigns designed to curb distracted driving. Given the dangers involved and the consequences of any accident involving a motor vehicle, you wouldn’t think we’d need advertising to know better. Sadly, too many of us just aren’t paying attention.

Key Takeaways:

  • Of the 2 trillion text messages sent each year, too many are sent from moving vehicles. The 1drving texting resized 600 CDC stats on distracted driving are alarming, so much so that private corporations are stepping up to the plate.
  • According to a recent survey by the CDC on distracted driving, 31 percent of American drivers admitted to sending or reading an email or texting while driving in the past 30 days.
  • Thankfully, automakers and phone companies are stepping up in an effort to make our drivers and our roads safer.

“The likelihood of getting in an accident increases 23 times while texting and driving.”

https://www.textinganddrivingsafety.com/dont-text-and-drive-blog/bid/146430/Make-It-Stop-Companies-Fight-Texting-and-Driving