Take Safety Home: Cell Phones and Driving

Although we all know that everyone leads busy lives these days, the use of a cell phone while driving is very dangerous. Sending text messages while driving is even more unsafe. Statistics prove that a driver using a cell phone is four times more likely to get into an accident than someone who chooses not to.

In the City of Philadelphia and the State of New Jersey, the use of cell phones while driving is not allowed unless you are using a hands-free device to talk. Texting is prohibited! A proposal for a similar ban across Pennsylvania and many other states is being considered. The PA State Department of Transportation reported that 1,241 crashes in 2006 involved drivers that were using hand-held phones compared to 60 crashes in which drivers used hands-free devices or headphones. That number is significantly high.

Did you know that the number one source of driver inattention is the use of a wireless device? Think of safety first and don’t risk your life or the life of others by talking or texting on a cell phone. If you must make an important call or send an urgent message, pull over to a safe spot or park before doing so. Otherwise, keep your cell phones turned off while driving!


This information is provided as a service to you by Compliance Consultants, Inc.