We’ve all seen it, hell, most of us have done it.
Driving along, head bobbing back and forth between the road and your phone.
“But I’m not like everyone else, I’m good at it.”
No. You’re. Not.
“I only do it at stop signs/stop lights.”
That’s like saying you’re only an axe murderer on the weekend.
Here are some scary statistics for all you assholes who think they’re above the law. (Don’t worry, I’m one too)
Last year 25% of car accidents involved cell phone.
In case you were wondering that’s 1.3 million car crashes.
Sending or receiving a text takes your attention away from the road for an average of 5 seconds.
If you’re traveling 55 mph that equals driving the length of a football field without looking at the road.
You are 23 times more likely to crash while texting.
So how do we stop?
Some smarty pants in Belgium came up with this solution.
Wales took a more graphic approach with this super intense PSA.
Take a look at your last text message.
Was it actually important?
Was it worth risking your life for?
Don’t be a dumbass.
Take the pledge.
I am. Will you?