Put the smartphone down. Now. You should not be reading this if you are behind the wheel. You’re not driving? Okay, good. Read on… In an effort to make our roads safer, South Fork Community Health Initiative announced last week that they have joined the national Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “One Text or Call Could Wreck It All” campaign to stop distracted driving.
SFCHI has pledged their support to help spread the message that distracted drivers are not only a danger to themselves, but everyone else on the road. Through this campaign, they are encouraging New York legislators to strengthen an existing law banning texting and hand-held cell phone use while driving.
“We want to let people know we are serious about doing our part to stop this deadly behavior,” said South Fork Community Health Initiative Program Director, Staci Spencer. “Too many people think it’s okay to text or talk on the phone while driving, but tragedy after tragedy shows that these actions can have deadly consequences.”