December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
The Air Force Didn't Prepare Me For This.
Not everyone can look at their life and pinpoint a date that their life took a 180-degree turn. Especially at age 25, but I can. August 26, 2015.
A beautiful summer day, I was a passenger riding passenger in a car with the windows down, listening to Justin Timberlake, looking out of the window and admiring the view. I shifted my view forward and in the distance, there was a little red car. In an instant that little red car became my worst nightmare. At 3:49 in the afternoon that little red car glided into our lane and hit us head on going 70 mph.
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!
Join the movement and let your friends and family know that you will not drive distracted. Take the pledge and help make distracted driving socially unacceptable. Encourage your friends and family to do the same.
#BUTNOTWHILEDRIVING: Take Action and Promise your loved ones that you will not let them drive drunk, drugged or and distracted. Ask them to do the same for you.
Have you been impacted by a drunk, drugged or distracted driver? Your story is important. It is a reminder to everyone that we are more than just a statistic and may prevent someone from driving recklessly.
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.