BAND TOGETHER: TO STOP TEXTING & DRIVING.
Texting and driving is more dangerous than driving drunk.
The problem? Unlike drunk driving, many of us don't think twice about texting and driving.
During the time it takes to read one text, you could travel the length of a football field.
No text is worth the damage and pain - to you or to somebody else. That's why TODAY'S TMJ4, 94.5 The Lake and Newsradio 620 WTMJ are Banding Together to remind you that texting while driving is never a good idea.
In fact, we want you to take our pledge not to text and drive.
CLICK HERE to take the pledge and help make Milwaukee a safer place.
If you sign our pledge, you'll also have a chance to win an iPad Mini. Full details and official contest rules here.
Thanks to Samster, Konkel and Safran, Braeger Chevrolet and Steinhafels for helping us get the word out about this pledge.
Textings and Driving Statistics
Distracted driving is anything that takes a driver's attention away from the road, your hands off the wheel and your mind off of driving. This includes texting. The statistics about this are shocking.
- More than 3,000 people were killed in crashes that involved distracted driving in 2011.
- For drivers ages 15 to 19 involved in fatal crashes, 21% were distracted by their cell phones.
- Twenty-five percent of teens respond to a text message once or more as they drive, with 10 percent of adults doing the same.