Get Clean 2015 – Tip #16

Put the Phone Away When You are Driving

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Some may not consider this a health tip… but staying alive is definitely part of health.  A major accident, even when survived, can dramatically alter your quality of life.  My desire is to always be proactive with regards to my health and the health of others.  Hence, some stats for you to consider:

  • Individuals who drive while sending or reading text messages are 23% more likely to be involved in a car crash than other drivers.
  • According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, texting while driving is 6x more likely to cause an auto crash than driving when intoxicated.
  • Drivers talking on a cell phone are 4x more likely to have a car accident.

Best situation: Don’t tempt yourself.  Turn it off.  Leave it in the backseat.

 

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