A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about Oprah Winfrey’s “No Phone Zone” in our April Newsletter and on our blog. For those of you who have not read these articles, the basic principle in Oprah’s “No Phone Zone” is not using your cell phone while you are operating a vehicle. Using your cell phone while driving is both distracting and dangerous.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that an estimated 6,000 people die each year in accidents caused by distracted driving. And, texting drivers are 20 times more likely to have a car accident than those who are not distracted.
To show your full support, you can sign Oprah’s “No Phone Zone Pledge” by clicking here. By signing, you will join the more than 183,000 people who have chosen to make the roads safer by making their cars a “No Phone Zone.”
To further the cause, Oprah has teamed up with American transportation officials to launch a public service announcement informing Americans of the fatal consequences of distracted driving. Oprah’s has officially declared April 30 as “No Phone Zone Day.” On this day, Oprah Winfrey is devoting the entire episode of her show to ending distracted driving. Her production company, Harpo Studios, is also holding rallies in Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. to combat distracted driving and texting while driving.
You can also learn more about texting while driving by going to the following links!
Read about the University of Utah study that found texters more likely to crash.
Read how Cell Phones cause 1.6 million accidents a year.
Get The South Carolina Accident Book.
Contact the Shelly Leeke Law Firm for a FREE Consultation.