AAA Texas Reminds Drivers “Don’t Drive Intoxicated, Don’t Drive Intexticated”

With April being National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AAA Texas wants to remind drivers “Don’t Drive Intoxicated, Don’t Drive Intexticated”.

Just in 2018, there were over 95,000 crashes reported due to distracted driving.

Daniel Armbruster with AAA Texas talks about the campaign.

AAA Texas also shows that drivers who talk on a cellphone are up to four times as likely to crash while those who text are up to eight times as likely to be involved in a crash.

In order to avoid distraction, AAA Texas recommends:

  • Put it away. Place your mobile device out of sight to prevent temptation.
  • Know where you’re going. If using a navigation system, program the destination before driving.
  • Pullover. If you have to call or text while on the road, pull off the road safely and stop first.
  • Ask passengers for help. If riding with someone, seek their help to navigate, make a call or send a message.
  • Be a good passenger. Speak out if the driver of your vehicle is distracted.
  • Don’t be a distraction.  Avoid calling or texting others when you know they are driving.
  • Everyone should prevent being intexticated. Just as drivers need to pay attention, so do pedestrians and bicyclists. Never call, text or play games while walking or cycling.