A Halloween PSA
Don't Text & Drive: Or You Might Become UNDEAD
When out and about traveling the highways and back roads exploring and adventuring the great state of Ohio, remember to stay alert and put down the phone! With the passing of recent legislation, texting and driving is now illegal statewide (as of September 2012). And there is a reason for that! Texting while driving impairs your ability to safely operate your vehicle and is comparable to the effects of drinking and driving.
In 2009, nearly 5,500 people were killed on U.S. roadways because of distracted driving and 448,000 were injured. Also, 16 percent of teens involved in a fatal accident in 2009 were reported to have been distracted. Ohio is not alone in this effort, as it is in fact the 39th state to pass such legislation.
Remember on Halloween and ALWAYS - "STAY ALIVE! DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE!"
Some other great anti-texting and driving PSAs to check out: