This summer, join FOX40 and the Berg Injury Lawyers in taking a personal pledge to STOP distracted driving.
- To change behavior in Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto
- Prevent unnecessary accidents
- SAVE LIVES
How will we do this:
FOX40 is dedicated to this project and will be devoting news coverage as well as public service announcements to make our community aware of this important issue.
Asking you to take a personal pledge to stop distracted driving, and talk about it with your friends and family.
TAKE THE PLEDGE:
I pledge to:
- Never text and drive
- Use a hands-free device
- Pull over if necessary to use the phone
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, 80 percent of vehicle crashes involve distracted driving. Up to 3,000 people across the county are killed every year in distracted driving crashes. The number one cause of distracted driving crashes is cell phone use.
AT&T DriveMode is a free*, safe driving app that helps prevent distractions while driving by silencing incoming alerts, including iMessages. The app activates when speed reaches 15 MPH and deactivates when speed drops below 15 MPH for 2-3 minutes. The impacts of distracted driving affect us all, so we’ve made DriveMode available to customers of all wireless companies. Parental Alerts that send an SMS to the parent if the app is turned off or if auto-mode is disabled (available to AT&T postpaid customers only; alert sent to AT&T mobile numbers only). Auto-reply responses to SMS and MMS messages with a personalized safe driving message (AT&T postpaid customers only)