Be Smart, Drive Smart

Support the cause, don’t text and drive

Driving requires your
full attention.

Many drivers today tend to view driving, especially in familiar environments, as a simple everyday task that requires minimal attention. In fact, driving is a complex task that requires your full attention every time you get behind the wheel. At the very least you are:

  • Operating a heavy piece of machinery at high speed.
  • Navigating across changing terrain.
  • Calculating speeds and distances.
  • Responding to other drivers, signs signals and obstacles around you.

The dangers of distracted driving are real and the evidence speaks for itself: Cell phones and other wireless communication and entertainment devices are a significant visual and cognitive distraction for drivers, with average "eyes off the road" times that increase the risk of collision considerably. At highway speed, a driver sending a text message travels the length of a football field without looking at the road.