The U.S. Department of Transportation says the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day is when the most incidents occur with teen drivers. In fact, the NHTSA reports that fatalities tend to rise during those days, spiking during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Unfortunately, some of those incidents can be the result of distracted driving, and texting, in particular. In order to combat this trend, the City of Houston and Mayor Annise Parker are coordinating an anti-texting and driving public awareness campaign called “It Can Wait, Houston.”
Houston’s local effort will be guided by a task force consisting of representatives of law enforcement, government, education, corporate, medical, professional and faith-based organizations, according to a release by the mayor’s office.
Our infographic below can help illustrate the common distractions drivers are facing today, and hopefully encourage Houston drivers to take the proper steps to reduce and eliminate as many distractions as possible.