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

665 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!
April 22
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  • Valarie Engler
    Valarie Engler United States, Lincoln
    Dec 23, 2016
    Dec 23, 2016
    Social media usage while driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving if not more dangerous!! Please pass laws to make this a felony so people take it seriously!!
  • David Holzman
    David Holzman United States, Lexington
    Dec 20, 2016
    Dec 20, 2016
    There is no excuse for using social media while driving. I wish this petition would also go after the car companies for installing infotainment systems in cars--where they don't belong.
  • Sharon Bagnariol
    Sharon Bagnariol United States
    Dec 09, 2016
    Dec 09, 2016
    I'm also one of Theresa other sisters. When we lost our sister due to the actions of a 21 year old women d and her husband that took these two beautiful soul's.Like Theresa, the fact that these people will not be charged with anything more than negligent driving 2With the only consecen
  • Heather Campbell
    Heather Campbell United States, Seattle
    Dec 09, 2016
    Dec 09, 2016
    Yes, please!! Anything we can do to remind people to be safer behind the wheel (and stay off phones!) should be done.
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    Valarie Engler United States
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    Stephanie United Kingdom
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