Hey, East Texas!
We’re working hard to keep our roads as safe as possible for our community, but we need y’alls help. Remember to keep your phone down and your eyes up. Two hands on the wheel, not on your meal. Stash the tech to avoid a wreck. And please save the selfies for later.
Let’s drive smart out there, y’all.
Safe Driving Facts:
- 73% of Americans think that their driving skills are above average. Meanwhile, 90% of accidents in the U.S. are caused by human error.
- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.
- The National Safety Council reports 1 out of 4 accidents in the US are caused by texting and driving. Next time, designate your passenger as your “designated texter.”
- Did you know eating in the car is one of the most common forms of driver distractions?