Stop Texting and Driving!

Stop Texting and Driving!

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Carmen Lee started this petition to yourself and your loved ones

My name is Carmen. In the recent accident that you have just witnessed, my friends Natasha and Serene suffered as a result of my foolish actions, and I can't help but to feel that it was my fault for texting Natasha while she was driving. Precious lives have been lost, and now our families, friends and all loved ones are grieving.  Please, I hope that this may serve as lessons to all of us.

 

Why texting while driving is dangerous:

Researchers have argued that texting while driving diverts our attention away from the road and puts us into 3 possible "attentional traps" (Lee, 2014).

1. Constantly texting while driving causes us to downplay the risk of not paying attention to these road hazards. 

2. We may be misguided by the notifications on our mobile devices and think that it is more important to reply our new messages than to focus on the road.

3. When texting while driving eventually becomes a habit, we may develop a false sense of security and become more careless when it comes to driving.

As one of the precautionary measures you can take to stop any potential texting and driving, you can download SafeDrive from the Google Play store. It is an app that helps to block out all the messaging apps on your phone to ensure that you have a safer and uninterrupted drive.

Make your pledge to stop texting and driving today!

References:

Lee, J. D. (2014). Dynamics of driver distraction: The process of engaging and disengaging.Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine. Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. Annual Scientific Conference, 58, 24.

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