NVR TXT & DRV | Distracted Driving Awareness
Know the Facts!
Distracted driving is a major concern in today's society! On a daily basis throughout Tennessee and Georgia, you can drive down any road or highway and see handfuls of people reading or replying to text messages while they are driving. Distracted drivers are far more likely than a normal driver to be involved in an accident and to possibly be severely injured or killed in these accidents. Check out these facts about texting and driving:
- Texting and driving kills more teenagers every year than drunk driving
- Texting and driving causes 1,600,000 car accidents per year and results in 330,000 injuries per year
- 11 Teenagers are killed EVERY DAY due to texting and driving accidents
- Texting and driving is the determined cause of 25% of all car wrecks
Annual NVR TXT & DRV Day
The Mayor of Chattanooga has proclaimed September 19th as Never Text and Drive Day in Chattanooga.
Warren and Griffin hosts an annual event to celebrate this day, with free food, prizes, and pledges to never text and drive!
Know the Law!
Currently, in both Georgia and Tennessee, there are traffic laws in place that prohibit a person from typing, transmitting or reading any type of electronic text-based message while operating a car or any type of motor vehicle.
Not just limited to "texting!"
These laws can also encompass activities such as emailing and instant messaging. As a rule of thumb, if the activity involves typing or reading text on a cellular or electronic device, it is against the law in Tennessee and Georgia.
What about talking on the phone?
Although there are currently no laws that prohibit talking on the phone while operating a car or motor vehicle in Georgia or Tennessee, there are "distracted driving" laws in both states. This means that the activity itself (talking on the phone, etc.) is not against the law, but if the action lessens or influences your ability to safely operate a car or motor vehicle, a police officer can still write you a citation for not focusing your attention on driving. Distracted driving laws can also include activities such as:
Take the Pledge!
Now that you know the facts about texting and driving and you know what the law about distracted driving, Warren & Griffin want you to pledge to make youself and your roadways safer by not allowing yourself to become a distracted driving statistic! Remember, no matter what the text message says or what you need to do, it can wait or it could cost you your life!
If you're ready to take the pledge, complete the NVR TXT & DRV Distracted Driving pledge form below. After completing this form, Warren & Griffin will add you to our list of responsible Georgians and Tennessians who are dedicated to stopping distracted driving in our states!
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Have You or a Family Member Been Injured by a Distracted Driver?
Distracted drivers should be held accountable when their actions cause injury, or even death, to another driver on the roadways of Tennessee or Georgia. If you or a family member have been injured because of someone texting and driving or being distracted while driving, contact Warren & Griffin today and start your free legal consultation.