September 20th, 2012
Victor Kim and Jen frmheadtotoe, stars of “Away We Happened“, share their reason for taking the It Can Wait pledge against texting while driving. No one should ever lose a family member or friend over a text. Are you ready to take the pledge? Don’t text and drive.
The Facts about Texting while Driving
- In the midst of summer — breaks from schools, road trips and vacations. But summer also marks “100 deadliest days” for teen drivers on the road — the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
- Those who send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash.
- Of all cell phone related tasks — including talking, dialing, or reaching for the phone — texting while driving is the most dangerous.
- In 2010, texting while driving increased 50 percent in one year, and two out of 10 drivers say they’ve sent text messages or emails while behind the wheel — despite a rush by states to ban the practice.
- When drivers read or send a text message, their reaction time is doubled. When asked to respond to a flashing light while texting behind the wheel, drivers were more than 11 times more likely to miss the light altogether.
Teen Driver Survery Findings
- 97 percent of teens say texting while driving is dangerous — but 43 percent admit to doing so.
- Almost all teens (nine in 10) expect a reply to a text or email within five minutes or less, which puts pressure on them to respond while driving.
- According to 77 percent of teens, adults tell kids not text or email while driving — yet adults do it themselves “all the time.”
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Pledge Against Texting and Driving PSA with Victor Kim x Jen frmheadtotoe
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