It may seem like only a quick glance to look at your phone at the stoplight. 5 seconds, tops, right? But that little habit makes you 23% more likely to get involved in a car accident. And according to the National Safety Council, one in four car crashes—that's 1.6 million accidents a year—are caused by distracted driving. And this behavior doesn't just put you and your family at risk. It puts other families, including other children, at risk.
Starting now, we promise to put our phones away while driving. We will keep our eyes, and our minds, on the road. If necessary, we will find a place to park to answer that missed phone call, rather than take it while behind the wheel. We pledge to share the word with our loved ones, so that the change that starts with us will keep spreading to every driver. We will not become a statistic.
Please join us, and help the roads we all use a little bit safer for us and our children.