Volkswagen uses print ad to promote its campaign against texting and driving
Texting while driving remains a huge problem. On July 1st, Florida started enforcing a law that prevents truckers from driving and texting while a law against non-commercial drivers will take effect on October 1st. The truckers will face a $500 penalty for the first infraction and their company will be hit with a $2750 fine. By the third violation, the driver's fine would be up to $2750 with a 120 day license suspension. The trucking company could be hit with $11,000 in fines. Hitting drivers where it hits them the hardest, in the wallet or pocketbook, might be the only way to get them to stop texting and driving. Including Florida, 39 states and D.C. have enacted laws against texting and driving. 3 other states do not allow you to text and drive if you are under 21 or are using a learner's permit.
Studies show that those who are reading or sending a text or email message are 23 more times likely to be involved in a crash than those who wait to reach their destination to send a message. Back in May, we told you that the nation's top four carriers were aligning themselves behind AT&T's "It can wait" slogan.
source: PSFK via IntoMobile
1. Genersis (Posts: 217; Member since: 29 May 2013)
I hope it's at least a little effective.
Some people will never listen though.
3. Topcat488 (Posts: 1311; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Here in Germany, you're not allowed to even have your cellphone in your hand, while driving... Much more talk and text on it, it's against the LAW. :/
2. nicholassss (Posts: 364; Member since: 10 May 2012)
Good on VW, I do my best to not text and drive. But I catch myself once in a while.
4. Mobilephile (Posts: 139; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)
Clever ads. Ineffective solution.
These efforts will work when people also learn to stop speeding.
5. morethon (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)
Texting while driving is really not an advisable tip. As much as possible, we should avoid this doing because these may cause accident. It is a prone to accident habit. So far, police in a number of states have not been able to find too many people who are texting while driving though many are still likely doing the work. To help stop the harmful practice, the Department of Transportation has granted a $550,000 grant to discover better ways of catching it. A personalmoneynetwork.com/cash-advance can help you pay for your ticket.