April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month, and Bob Colwell with Tx-DOT wants all of our Peace Family to stay safe on the roads.
More than 1,000 statewide distracted driving crashes each year, he urges drivers to put away cell phones and avoid distractions, and give the road your full attention.
He says Texans are dying on our roadways, simply because they cannot wait until they are stopped to check their phone, look at their email, or anything of that nature, and hundreds of accidents last year were completely preventable.
He says distracted-driving related crashes are the highest among young drivers ages 16-34, and one text, post, or phone call is not worth injuring or killing yourself or others around you.
The “Talk, Text, Crash,” campaign reminds drivers to wait until later to talk, text, or do any other type of behavior that takes your attention off of the road, including but not limited to eating, putting on make-up, reading, grooming, or even children fighting in the back of the car.
Click below to listen to Peace 107’s Brian and Kat chat with Tx-DOT’s Bob Colwell: