TxDOT launches Talk. Text. Crash campaign
POSTED: Monday, April 8, 2013 - 1:17pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 7:28am
AUSTIN, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — TxDOT launched it's new Talk. Text. Crash campaign to coincide with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in an effort to reduce the number of accidents caused by distracted drivers while operating a motor vehicle.
According to data from by the Texas Department of Transportation there were over 90,000 crashes in 2012 at involved distracted driving which was an increase of 8% from 2011. A Texas A&M Transportation Institute reported, almost half of all Texas drivers in 2012, admitted to regularly or sometimes speaking on a cell phone while driving.
As part of the campaign, TxDOT is asking Texans to do their part by making a simple commitment to focus on driving when they get behind the wheel.
To learn more about the campaign you can visit www.facebook.com\txdot