Its about time someone starts the fight against distracted driving, everyone talking about driving when impaired, driving and talking on your phone which would also follow under being distracted but a lot of other things can distract you while driving. Hopefully this campaign brings some awareness and saves lives.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Orthopaedic Trauma Association have teamed up to join in the fight to end distracted driving. These doctors have a powerful take on dangerous driving behavior, saying they’d rather help keep your bones strong than put them back together. Together, these groups have launched a campaign called Decide to Drive to urge drivers to avoid distractions behind the wheel.
The campaign is supported by a compelling public service announcement (PSA) video and website at decidetodrive.org that asks people to speak up against distracted driving and share their stories.
The video that takes a different tact than most distracted-driving PSAs, which typically show dangerous cell phone use and texting behind the wheel. Instead, its goal is to show that everyday driving situations are a significant threat to the safety of the driver and others on the road. Playing in reverse, the video shows the consequence from a decision where a young mother looked away from the road to retrieve her son’s toy in the back of her car. A simple act can lead to tragedy.
This PSA serves as a reminder that there are many roadway distractions and to think twice before doing them. If it’s so important, it’s better to pull over than face the potential consequences of a crash from not paying attention to the road.