Monday, September 16, 2019

City Teams Up With Southlake Style to Prevent Distracted Driving

textingbanThe City of Southlake and the Southlake Police Department have teamed up with Southlake Style to bring a series of public service announcements called Unsafe Southlake. These ads printed in the Southlake Style focus on safety issues that affect Southlake.

In this month’s Southlake Style you will see an ad focused on distracted driving. Did you know that 78 percent of teens and young adults say they have read an SMS message while driving? Also, 71 percent of teens and young adults say they have sent an SMS message while driving.

The youngest and most inexperienced drivers are most at risk for distracted driving. 16 percent of all distracted driving crashes involve drivers under the age of 20. At any given moment, drivers of all experience levels-in more than 660,000 vehicles- are using cell phones or distracted driving during business hours.

In Southlake, we have a lot going on, construction zones, school zones, bicycle riders, runners, walkers and families making memories. With more than 47,000 vehicles traveling on Southlake Boulevard daily, we need to keep our focus on what lies ahead because it only takes three seconds to change a life forever.

Click here to see the Distracted Driving ad in the July 2014 edition of Southlake Style.