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Distracted Driving: Encourage Social Media Companies To Help End This Epidemic

679 Signatures Goal: 10,000

Distracted driving kills more than 3,000 people and injures over 430,000 people each year and those numbers are growing. http://www.distraction.gov/stats-research-laws/facts-and-statistics.html

What's making the problem worse: people who use social media apps while driving. This affects every single driver and their loved ones. What can we do about it? Plenty!

Have you ever noticed when you open up Facebook they will have a message at the top such as "Happy 4th of July!"? We want all social media companies to have a message that says “Don’t use our app while driving”. By social media we mean Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Kik, WhatsApp, Instagram, Periscope, Vine, and Waze. With billions of users across the globe, social media companies are in a position to make a real difference in making our roads safer.

The Partnership for Distraction-Free Driving, made up of the National Safety Council, Safe Roads Alliance, Hang Up and Drive, We Save Lives, EndDD.org, Conor Lynch Foundation, Lifesaver App, Shreya Dixit Foundation, leading researchers at University of Utah and University of Kansas and many other advocates, has launched a petition drive to encourage social media companies to do the following:

  • Implement a warning screen upon opening app, if driving. A recent intervention by Waze is an excellent example. (i.e. Waze: message pops up saying “Typing is disabled while driving. Please try again when stopped!”)
  • Issue a public statement that they do not condone the use of social media while driving.
  • Partner with highway safety advocates and develop a responsible public policy that would discourage the use of using social media while driving.

These companies have revolutionized the way we communicate by continuously evolving to meet our ‘wants’. Let’s come together as one and express that this ‘want’ is worth their time and effort too!

Please sign our petition and show that you support our goal of creating a safer driving environment for all. Our goal - 10,000 signatures by May 31st.

Click the link below to find out more information about our Partnership. Please like our page if you agree with our mission!

https://www.facebook.com/partnershipfordistraction

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Petition has reached 500 signatures!
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Petition has reached 100 signatures!
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  • Michelle Gallatin-Baughman
    Michelle Gallatin-Baughman United States, New Castle
    Apr 20, 2017
    Apr 20, 2017
    My dad was killed by a woman that was texting while driving. I support this 100%!!!
  • Denice Hopper
    Denice Hopper United States, Worcester
    Mar 20, 2017
    Mar 20, 2017
    This was a very interesting class. It taught me things about my driving i wasn't aware of. All the instructers were great especially the older gentlemen, who made me feel so comfortable and all the support was awesome. I would really recommend this training to anyone who hasn't had it yet. Thanks guys keep up the good work.
  • Phyllis Hall
    Phyllis Hall United States, Atlanta
    Mar 14, 2017
    Mar 14, 2017
    I'm with you!
  • Relly Davidson
    Relly Davidson United States, Davis
    Mar 13, 2017
    Mar 13, 2017
    Very important
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    Michelle Gallatin-Baughman United States
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    Caroline Gemes United States
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