Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Apr 14, 2018 in Auto Accidents
The US Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have kicked off their 5th annual U Drive. U Text. U Pay Campaign. The campaign is designed to reach drivers aged 18-34 and increase awareness about the dangerous of texting while driving. Motorists are urged to do the following:
- Turn off electronic devices and put them out of reach before starting to drive.
- Be good role models for young drivers and set a good example. Talk with your teens about responsible driving.
- Speak up when you are a passenger and your driver uses an electronic device while driving. Offer to make the call for the driver, so his or her full attention stays on the driving task.
- Always wear your seat belt. Seat belts are the best defense against unsafe drivers.
Harbin & Burnett also cautions drivers to pay attention and avoid texting while driving. Yesterday, one of our attorneys witnessed a near collision that was the result of a texting driver. Fortunately, the non-texting driver was able to make an evasive manuever and avoid a wreck.
For more information about the campaign: NHTSA
If you have been injured as the result of a distracted driver, call us now for a FREE consultation. 1-800-671-1158