A C T I O N S   Y O U   C A N   T A K E :

1. Don't use or permit others to use their cell phone 
    while driving.

2. Display a "No Phone Zone" bumper sticker.

3. Employ cell blocking software while driving.

4. Write to your legislators demanding stronger laws,
   penalties, and enforcement for driver cell phone use. 
   Sample letter and petition available for download 
   on our Current Projects page.

5. Spread the word. Ask others to drive responsibly. 
> Using a hand held cell phone increases the risk of a       collision by 4 times (equal to that of legal                        intoxication).

> Texting increases the risk by 23 times ( 5.7 times          greater than drunk driving).

> The average young driver texts over 70 times per 
   day. 90% of teenagers admit to texting while driving.  

> A texting driver has their eyes off the road for 4.6            seconds.  At 60 MPH, that is a distance of 1 and 1/2      football fields of cell blind driving.

> Most teenagers mistakenly believe that texting while
   driving is safer than drunk driving.

> Many states refuse to regulate hand held devices
   while driving, weakly enforce regulations, or have trivial
   penalties for violations. Automobile makers, cell
   phone producers and service providers minimize the
   risk of the devices they provide. Currently, about 5          percent of California drivers are using a hand held          phone while behind the wheel at any given time.

> More Americans died in 2009 (about 6000) from driver    cell related distraction than have been killed in both        the combined Iraq and Afgan Wars.

Eric Okerblom
Jennie Lake 2009
D I S T R A C T E D   D R I V I N G   F A C T S
"In 2009 over 6000 
Americans died from 
cell phone related collisions."
Eric Okerblom Foundation