Park the Phone

Park The Phone is an educational campaign to spread awareness about texting and driving. In the United States of America, every 15 minutes a person dies due to texting and driving. During the in-school campaign, TeenView will take one person out of class, every 15 minutes before returning with their face painted white and the inability to speak. This is to represent the immense effect that texting and driving can have on our daily lives.

The Stats

  • 64% of all road accidents in the United States involve a cell phone
  • 421,000 people are injured per year, by a driver that was distracted while driving
  • Over 330,000 accidents caused by texting lead to severe injuries, per year
  • 1 out of every 4 accidents in the US are caused by texting and driving
  • Texting and driving is 6 times more likely to get you in an accident than drunk driving (you should never drink and drive)
  • It takes an average of three seconds after a driver’s mind is taken off the road for any road accident to occur
  • Reading a text message while driving successfully distracts a driver for a minimum of five seconds each time
  • Every day, 11 teenagers die because they were texting while driving.
  • 94% of teenagers understand the consequences of texting and driving, but 35% of them admitted that they do it anyway
  • Teen drivers have a 400% higher chance of being in a car crash when texting while driving than adults.

Thank you for pledging to Parkit! But, don’t stop here. Encourage everyone you know to take the pledge as well.