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Say No to Distracted Driving with Our Free Giveaway
It’s very easy to blame most of today’s distracted driving on the obsession that young people have with their phones. While teenagers who text while driving are a problem, they aren’t the only ones to blame.
Business executives try to coordinate meetings and get things done on their daily commute. Parents are always multi-tasking, even behind the wheel. They may be trying to soothe a baby by reaching behind the driver’s seat and rubbing a knee. Or they may be trying to break up an argument between two siblings. Many are even eating and distributing snacks and drinks while on the road.
All of these are examples of distracted driving, because anything that takes a driver’s focus off the road can end in a serious crash. Here at DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we understand just how great that danger is: we see too many people hurt in accidents caused by distracted driving in Massachusetts.
This was the thinking behind our Don’t Look Down Giveaway. With this safe driving initiative, we’re giving away free magnetic phone mounts to anyone who shares a safe driving tip!
The Dangers of Distracted Driving
According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a driver who takes his eyes off the road for longer than two seconds will double his risk of being in a car crash. Holding and using a smartphone can quadruple that risk.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is doing its own research on distracted driving. According to this federal agency, eight people are killed and 1,161 people are injured every day in accidents related to distracted driving.
These statistics may not be surprising, given that the NHTSA also estimates that 660,000 people manipulate smartphones and electronic devices every day while driving. And that number has held steady since 2010.
So what can drivers do to help reduce the risk of distracted driving? Start by joining our Don’t Look Down Giveaway!
DiBella Law Offices, P.C.’s Safe Driving Initiative
Joining the initiative is easy. Simply complete our form and share your best tip for safe driving with us. Maybe it’s turning your phone off, or turning off notifications while you’re on the road. Maybe your safe driving tip doesn’t have anything to do with distracted driving at all. Whatever your best safe driving tip is, we want to hear it!
For being a part of this initiative, we’ll send you a magnetic phone mount that easily clips onto the air vent in your vehicle. You’ll be able to use your device hands-free while driving and keep yourself, and everyone else, safer.
We’ll be sharing the really great tips on our social media accounts as well, so be sure to check our profiles regularly and feel free to spread the word. Your family and friends will be impressed with your tip for safe driving and, if they act quickly, they may be able to get in on the initiative too! As long as supplies last, we’re happy to give everyone with a safe driving tip their very own phone mount for their vehicle.
Under Massachusetts law, it is illegal to text while driving. But drivers over the age of 18 can still use their smartphones for GPS, listening to music, or talking hands-free while they are on the road. Getting our free phone mount will help you stay legal while you drive!
So show off your phone mount, tell friends and family what you’re doing and why you’re doing it, and encourage them to do the same.
At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we think it’s time to put a stop to distracted driving once and for all. Join our Don’t Look Down Giveaway and get a free magnetic phone mount for your vehicle. Time is running out, so do it today!
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