Monday, November 8, 2010

Allstate's Teen Driver Pledge, Not to Text and Drive

Join Allstate's Teen Driver Pledge







Teens and Families Pledging Not to Text & Drive


An epidemic is sweeping across America causing drivers everywhere to blackout. It's called Texting & Driving. Join Allstate's effort to help reduce teen deaths and other distracted driver injuries by pledging not to text and drive. Download the Allstate Family Texting Pledge now. Can it make a difference? When you text and drive...

It takes your eyes off the road on average of five seconds at a time. At 55 mph, that's like driving the length of a football field - completely blind.1



It's like driving after having 4 beers.2



It makes us 23 times more likely to crash.3



It results in car crashes that kill an average of 11 teens each day.4



It's results in 330,000 distracted driving injuries every year.5


Want to learn more and become more involved? Join our Facebook page or  visit www.allstate.com/teen.pdf  to create a Parent-Teen contract - a family partnership committing to safer driving. It's Allstate's effort to help keep your teen drivers safer on the road.


1. Virginia Tech Transportation Institute research, available at www.vtti.vt.edu


2. Setting Limits, Saving Lives -- The Case for .08 BAC Laws, available at www.nhtsa.dot.gov and A Comparison of the Cell Phone Driver and the Drunk Driver, available at http://dwiwatch.org/cell-phone-texting.php


3. Virginia Tech Transportation Institute research, available at www.vtti.vt.edu


4. IIHS fatality facts 2008, available at www.iihs.org


5. National Safety Council Cell Phone fact sheet, available at www.nsc.org

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