Step 1: Know It
Texting-and-driving is a major cause of accidents. Problem is, 1 in 4 teens does it anyway.1
Keep your friends safer behind the wheel! They might not listen to warnings from parents or scare tactics from ad campaigns. Research says the person your friends will listen to is YOU. 2
Share this text-message game to start the conversation! You and your friends will learn how stuff like dad jokes and Drake lyrics can keep others safer on the road. (Plus, you’ll enter to win a $2,000 scholarship!)
- Sending or receiving a text takes a driver's eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent -- at 55 mph -- of driving the length of an entire football field, blind. 1
- Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to get involved in a crash.2
- Teens who text and drive spend approximately 10% of their driving time outside of their lane.3
- Texting while driving is 6 times more likely to cause a car accident than driving intoxicated.4
USDOT (2009). "Driver Distraction in Commercial Vehicle Operations." Distraction.gov. Accessed April 9, 2014.
Distraction.gov. "Frequently Asked Questions". Distraction.gov. Accessed April 9, 2014
Textinganddrivingsaftey.com. "Texting and Driving Facts" Online Schools (2012). Accessed April 9, 2014
Samakow, Paul (2013). "Texting while driving: more dangerous than DWI." The Washington Times Communities. Accessed April 9, 2014,
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. “Research Review” Oct-Dec 2012, Vol 43, No. 4
Sloane, Beverlie. Zimmer, Christine. “The Power of Peer Health Education.” Journal of American College Health (1993).
Step 2: Do It
Just enter your number and three friends’ below. You’ll all receive an invite to play Don’t Drive Intexticated. Plus, you’ll be entered to win a $2,000 scholarship!