According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 387,000 injuries occurred in motor vehicle crashes in 2011 due to distracted drivers. Distracted driving is a daily occurrence that is growing among teens as well as working business professionals as they make their way from meeting to meeting. As citizens, we have a responsibility to our fellowman to reduce the amount of motor vehicle crashes and traffic violations.
On June 24, 2014, 19 Flexicrew Staff members joined in taking the “Texting and Driving…It Can Wait” pledge on Itcanwait.com. The Flexicrew Corporation feels there are valid reasons why we should stop with distracted driving. First, in most states, it is illegal ; if you must talk on the phone while driving, the reasonable solution is to acquire a hands free device in order to limit the distraction a cell phone in hand creates. Second, being considerate of those around us whether they are our passengers, other motorists, or other pedestrians will lessen the guilt that could ultimately become our responsibility if an accident were to occur. Third, but certainly not last, distracted driving strengthens the chances of being in an accident. Drivers have a 23% more risk of getting in an accident while texting and driving.
At Flexicrew, we are agents of change and will do our part in making our roads safer. While we have made the pledge, we ask that you also make the pledge with us! You can pledge at http://www.itcanwait.com and if you do, please be sure to let us know!