We Save Lives Announces the #BUTNOTWHILEDRIVING Movement
Crashes caused by distracted driving kill nine people every day.
And the problem is growing. Deaths caused by distracted drivers climbed by 9% in 2015 alone.
Why? Because too many drivers still see distractions as socially acceptable.
A recent survey found 98% of drivers think distracted driving is dangerous, but 66% still admit to doing it.
In fact, one of every four drivers admits to reading emails while driving – and almost all reply to emails while driving.
That is why people are urging their friends and family, with every email they send – the choice to drive distracted is as deadly and shameful as drunk driving!
Help us spread the message by saying with every email #BUTNOTWHILEDRIVING!
At any given time, there are 660,000 vehicles being driven by someone using a handheld device. These people are three times more likely to get into a crash. Are our smart devices making us dumb drivers?
Drugged driving is the new drunk driving: It’s just as serious and just as deadly. So why don’t our attitudes reflect this?
Even with tougher laws, drunk drivers still kill 30 people every single day in America. About one-third of these drunk drivers are repeat offenders. How can we protect ourselves and our loved ones from these serial perpetrators?
To support and promote solution driven policies and programs that save lives by changing dangerous driving choices through viral awareness, education, advocacy and ongoing partnerships.