R U TWD?
MONMOUTH COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, drivers are four times as likely to get into a serious car crash when using a handheld device while driving.
In order to raise awareness of the dangers of texting or talking on a handheld device while driving, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office and Monmouth County Association of Chiefs of Police are challenging all county residents and those who work in Monmouth County who possess a valid permit or driver's license to "Take the Pledge" not to text or talk on a handheld device while driving.
Each day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,150 people are injured in crashes involving distracted drivers.
Texting has become so important in our method of communication, with the average American sending or receiving 40 texts per day, and those in the 18-24 age group are texting more than 100 times a day, according to a recent Pew Research Center study. Many of those texts are either sent or received from behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. (R U TWD?) Put the phone down and nobody gets hurt, because texting and driving kills.