Distracted Driving Facts

Did You Know?

Most drivers support bans on hand-held cell phone use (74 percent) and texting while driving (94 percent).

Did You Know?

Each year, over 330,000 crashes are caused by texting while driving which lead to severe injuries.

Did You Know?

1 out of every 4 car crashes in the United States is caused by texting and driving.

Did You Know?

Each day in the United States, approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.

Distracted driving is constantly ranking as one of the biggest traffic safety issues. “Each year, more than 80% of drivers in the US (according to the AAA Foundation of Traffic Safety) cite distraction as a serious problem and a behavior that makes them feel less safe on the road.

What can you do to help?

Teens

Teens can be the best messengers with their peers, so we encourage them to speak up when they see a friend driving while distracted or as a passenger, offer to be a designated texter. We welcome teens to become a #StopWrex Ambassador, and to share messages on social media to remind their friends, family, and neighbors not to make the deadly choice to drive distracted.

Parents

Parents first have to lead by example—by never driving distracted—as well as have a talk with their young driver about distraction and all of the responsibilities that come with driving. Have everyone in the family commit to distraction-free driving. Remind your teen driver that in States with graduated driver licensing (GDL), a violation of distracted-driving laws could mean a delayed or suspended license.

Educators & Employers

Educators and employers can play a part, too. Spread the word at your school or workplace about the dangers of distracted driving. Ask your students and co-workers to commit to distraction-free driving or set a company policy on distracted driving.

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Commit to #StopWrex

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WHAT ARE WE DOING?

For our part, the Milt Olin Foundation continues to find innovative and creative ways to spread awareness to the dangers of distracted driving.  

MEET WREX

The Milt Olin Foundation created “Wrex,” a loveable, dumb T-rex. Wrex is notorious for driving distracted. Not only does Wrex text while driving, he engages in other dangerous activities like taking selfies, using apps, eating, drinking, reaching for objects in his car…you get the idea.

Wrex is the reminder to all drivers to PUT DOWN THEIR PHONES and drive #HandsOff.

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