New “No Text-and-Drive Campaign”; Stay Alive: Pledge then Drive

Do you feel safe while driving on U.S. roadways?  According to the AAA Foundation, 1 in 3 drivers say they feel less safe than they did 5 years ago and cited distracted driving as a major source for their concern.  Due to the increasing deaths and injuries associated with distracted driving, organizations around the nation have started “no text-and-drive” campaigns.  After serving those who have been injured in car accidents, and seeing the devastating effects associated with distracted driving, Christensen & Hymas, a Utah personal injury law firm, has launched their own “no text and drive” campaign called, “Stay Alive: Pledge then Drive.”

“Do you feel safe while driving on U.S. roadways?” asks Utah personal injury attorney Ken Christensen.  According to the AAA Foundation, 1 in 3 drivers say they feel less safe than they did 5 years ago and cited distracted driving as a major source for their concern.  Due to the increasing deaths and injuries associated with distracted driving, organizations around the nation have started “no text-and-drive” campaigns.  After serving those who have been injured in car accidents, and seeing the devastating effects associated with distracted driving, Christensen & Hymas, a Utah personal injury law firm, has launched their own “no text-and-drive” campaign called, “Stay Alive: Pledge then Drive.”

Utah attorney Ken Christensen is concerned with the safety of U.S. roadways.  He says, “How safe would you feel if you closed your eyes for 4.6 seconds while driving 55 mph?  According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, that is enough time to cross a football field, and it is the average time a text takes to send or receive while driving.  Now, if you are uncomfortable with that amount of lack of control and blind driving, consider taking a pledge to not text and drive.”

Currently, AT&T has more than 500,000 people who have pledged to not text and drive.  Attorney Christensen says, “That number can easily be increased if you add other “no text-and-drive” campaigns like Safe Texting Campaign, Stop the Texts Stop the Wrecks campaign, Distraction.gov campaign, and even Oprah Winfrey’s Dnt Txt N Drv campaign, to name just a few.”

“The distracted driving statistics are sobering,” says Mr. Christensen, “and should be internalized by every motorist.”

  • Distracted driving kills 15 people and injures 1,200 others every day (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention);
  • Drivers who use hand-held devices are 4 times more likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves (Monash University);
  • Headset cell phone use is not substantially safer than hand-held use (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute);
  • Driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37% (Carnegie Mellon);
  •  “The proportion of drivers reportedly distracted at the time of a fatal crash has increased from 7 percent in 2005 to 11 percent in 2009” (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

“Distracted driving is unsafe,” warns Ken Christensen, “and ‘no text-and-drive’ campaigns have become necessary to bring back the lost safety on U.S. roadways.  Keep yourself and those you love alive by pledging today to never text-and-drive.”

To make the pledge, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/Christensen.Hymas/app_350243485053197

About: Christensen & Hymas, Personal Injury Lawyers in Utah

The personal injury attorneys at Christensen & Hymas represent clients who have been injured in car accidents, Utah bicycle accidents, dog bites, or a client who has lost a loved one in a wrongful death in Utah.  They have won cases to recover millions of dollars for their clients, which have ultimately enabled those who have been injured to better deal with the effects of personal tragedy that accompanies wrongful injuries. They have also written multiple free accident books, covering in great detail how to handle a personal injury and the repercussions therefrom.

For a free consultation with a Utah personal injury attorney, call Christensen & Hymas today at (801) 506-0800 or visit their website at https://www.christensenhymas.com/.

 

Christensen & Hymas:

Main Office — 11693 S. 700 E. Ste. 100, Draper, UT 84020 — (801) 506-0800 — Fax: (801) 506-0801

Utah County Office — 584 S State Street, Orem, UT 84058 — (801) 224-2999

Davis County Office — 503 West 2600 South #200, Bountiful, UT 84010 — (801) 294-9500

Ken Christensen
Partner, Founder at Christensen & Hymas
Ken Christensen is the founding partner of Christensen & Hymas. He is an avid cyclist, loves baseball, and enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors.

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