‘Thumbs Down’ program urges motorists not to text while driving

Thumbs Down to texting and driving

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and starting now, the Governor’s Highway Safety Office wants everyone to give texting and driving the thumbs down.

Thumbs Down texting while driving campaign
Motorists signed a pledge, vowing not to text while driving.

Motorists can go downtown to the Highway Safety Office and pick up a “Thumbs Down” sticker, and make a pledge that you won’t text and drive.

According to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, there were more than 21,000 known crashes in 2014 involving a distracted driver. Those crashes resulted in 47 fatalities.

More than 10,000 distracted driving crashes have been reported since 2010 in Davidson County alone, and hopes are, the “Thumbs Down” campaign will bring attention to dangers of distracted driving.

Texting and driving is against the law in Tennessee.

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