06-18-2014 10:10 PM
Every day, more than nine people are killed and 1,060 are injured in the U.S. due to distracted driving crashes, according to Distraction.gov statistics from 2012.
And don’t go blaming those millennials. More than 15 percent of young drivers report that their parents text and drive, according to 2012 statistics from TextingandDrivingSafety.com.
What’s more, the onus is not on the text reader alone. Family, friends and colleagues who send texts to people they know are driving also could share some responsibility. In New Jersey, a text sender who knows the recipient is behind the wheel can be responsible for damages should an accident occur.
At USAA, we strive to help protect our members. If you’re tempted the next time a text chimes or a tweet chirps, be the driver of your own destiny. It can wait.
Take the pledge to never text and drive again.
Put on the brakes
Check out these videos:
It Can Wait – A don’t-text-and-drive message for military members
It Can Wait – Learn the dangers of texting and driving.
View at https://vine.co/v/MTa5mFPgTqd
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