In 2016, distracted driving claimed 3,450 lives — an 8% increase from 2014. Tragically, texting while driving has become especially problematic among millennials, particularly female drivers who have been more likely to be involved in a fatal crash every year since 2012.
Whether you are on the phone, texting, checking your hair, or reaching down for a burger and fries, you are robbing yourself of seconds that can be the difference between a close call and a deadly crash.
Regardless of the law in your state, you should be asking yourself, “What can I do? And how do I keep my family safe?”
Distracted Driving Awareness Month is a great time to reflect on the choices that you make while behind the wheel and to take action in your community to help stop distracted driving.
Join us on April 30 from 7 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. as we tweet every 30 minutes about the dangers of distracted driving. One conversation, one share, or one retweet could save the life of a loved one. Take the pledge to drive safely and talk to your friends and family about doing the same. Join us in our fight for safer roads.
Who: NHTSA and You!
What: #JustDrive Tweet Up
When: Monday, April 30, 7 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. ET
How: Follow the conversation using #JustDrive. Feel free to mention @NHTSAgov in any of your tweets and we will return as many questions and comments as we can!