Safe America’s programming informs youth of the consequences of texting while driving through school-based lunchtime programs and encourages them to commit to not texting and driving. These types of anti-distracted driving messages also feature prominently at all Safe America’s driving safety events, expos, and contests: including the annual Brain Camp and our Chalk 1 up 4 Safety contest.
Why Focus on Texting?
Text messaging takes your eyes, hands and mind away from focusing on driving a vehicle.It’s by far the most dangerous form of distracted driving. However, all distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These types of distractions include:
- Using a cell phone or smartphone
- Eating and drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Reading, including maps
- Using a navigation system
- Watching a video
- Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player