Take the “Phones Down. Touchdown.” Pledge

BenGlassLaw is pleased to promote the “Phones Down. Touchdown.” campaign led by Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and TransUrban (the guys who run the EZPass lanes). Why? Because distracted driving has been recognized as the #1 safety issue in the Greater Washington DC region. Over 2.5 million people are involved in road accidents each year, and a shocking 1.6 million of them involve a cell phone! Imagine how much safer we would all be if we can turn that around…

How long does it take you to read a text? 5 seconds? If you are driving at 55 MPH, your car can travel the entire length of a football field in that time! What can happen over the length of a football field while you are not paying full attention to driving?

It only takes a minute to sign the pledge. We find that the act of signing the pledge makes it impossible to “absentmindedly” use our phones while driving, and hope it will create the same mindfulness for you. If you go a step further and share the campaign on social media, you could win a month of free travel in the EZPass Lanes. Save time, save money…maybe save a life. Nothing on your phone is ever more important than that!

 

Ben Glass
Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney
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