Drive Distraction-Free, in the D!

 
- Contest sponsored by The Sam Bernstein Law Firm 
 
Distracted driving causes the majority of teen crashes.
 
So FOX 2 is teaming up with the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office and The Sam Bernstein Law Firm to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.  We want everyone to Drive Distraction-Free, in the D! 
 
High School students - take part in our contest! 
 
Take the pledge and make a pledge about why you'll drive distraction free!  Write a statement of up to 300 words about why you will drive distraction free and you could win cash prizes from the Sam Bernstein Law Firm as well as the chance to appear in a FOX 2 public service announcement.  Go to www.fox2detroit.com/distractionfree to enter. 
 
What is distracted driving?  It’s anything that takes your attention away from driving.  Those things can include:
 
·         Texting
·         Using a cell phone or smartphone
·         Eating and drinking
·         Talking to passengers
·         Grooming
·         Reading, including maps
·         Using a navigation system
·         Watching a video
·         Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player
 
Of those, texting is the most dangerous distraction because it takes visual, manual and cognitive attention from the driver.
 
We want everyone to be safe on Michigan’s roads – which is why FOX 2 has formed a partnership with Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and The Sam Bernstein Law Firm.  We are working to raise awareness and because teen drivers are the most vulnerable we are encouraging high school students to commit to driving distraction free!
 
Find resources about safe driving for teens here:   www.michigan.gov/teendriver
 
You’ll find resources to help fight distracted driving including driving tips and links to free safe driving apps. The site was created for parents and teens to easily find helpful information on driver education in the state.
 
FOX 2's Drive Distraction Free in the D Campaign is sponsored by the Sam Bernstein Law Firm. 
 
 
 

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