Teenagers are distracted more than ever before, especially when they are behind the wheel. According to the Indiana Department of Labor, teens who text and drive are 23 times more likely to be involved in a traffic collision.
Teens who text and drive are 23 times more likely to be involved in a traffic collision. (Indiana Department of Labor, 2016)
WLFI along with local sponsors are working to put an end to distracted driving.
WLFI’s w18-2-txt campaign highlights the issues around texting and driving as well as other distractions.
NHTSA Report: Examination of Driver Distraction
NHTSA Report: Driver Electronic Device Use in 2008 (PDF)
Huffington Post Op-Ed by Chairman Genachowski: Distracted Driving
Distraction.gov: Facts and Statistics
The Dangers of Texting While Driving