News Release: Texting While Driving

Date of Release: Tuesday, September 3 2013

Topic: Police Victim Services of British Columbia (PVSBC) & BC Crime Prevention Association (BCCPA) invite SFU Students to “Take the Pledge” and promote the fact that Distracted Driving and Texting Kills.

September 04, 2013 at Simon Fraser University, PVSBC & BCCPA will further promote their campaign to raise awareness against distracted driving with an emphasis on how dangerous texting while driving is. Each person who completes a pledge form will receive a thumb band that reads “Texting Kills.”

 

Did you know?

• Texting while driving is equal to driving after drinking 4 beers.

• You are 23 times more likely to crash when texting.

• 5 Seconds of Texting at 80 KMS per hour is 300ft of missed road.

• 28% of accidents are Text related.

• 11 teens are killed every day from Texting while driving.

 

For more information or to take the pledge visit either association’s websites at www.policvictimservices.bc.ca or www.bccpa.org

Take the Pledge to end Distracted Driving!

Media Contact

 

Carolyn Sinclair

Executive Director

604-501-2502

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Posted in Editions, News, Safety, September 2013

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