Sending or reading text messages while driving increases the risk of having a car crash by 23 percent.
Parkview’s “Don’t Text & Drive” public service campaign helps save lives by raising public awareness of this simple message.
Parkview’s Don’t Text & Drive campaign includes billboard messages, signage at Glenbrook Square Mall, and public service announcements on television and radio. In addition, Parkview has created a Don’t Text & Drive page on Facebook, a social networking site.
You can be a part of sharing this important life-saving message. To view the campaign materials and help spread the word, visit www.donttextdrive.com. Don’t Text & Drive apparel and other merchandise can be purchased online by completing the order form and faxing it to our approved vendor.
To learn more about the Don’t Text & Drive program, or to schedule a presentation for your school, church or civic organization, please call Parkview Trauma Centers at (260) 373-7201.
Guidelines to avoid texting while driving
- Don’t write, send or read a text message while driving, even when stopped at a red light or in traffic. These actions put you, and those around you, in danger. You may also be breaking the law. In Indiana, it is now illegal for a driver under 18 years to text message while driving.
- Turn off your cell phone or PDA and put it in your pocket. Wait to use the device until you are safely and legally parked beside the road.
- Don’t send or read a text message while cycling, running or participating in other recreational sports.