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Drive Wise

Leave the phone alone.

Santa Clara County—home to 2 million people and the heart of a global technology industry that keeps us connected 24/7. Unfortunately, here and across the nation, more people are killed on our streets and highways than in years past, and one of the major reasons is distracted driving.

We’re all tempted to do it—and we all likely do it sometimes. But here’s what you need to know…


What do you need to know?

Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving—texting is the most alarming.
Here are some facts:

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Texting is as dangerous as drunk driving.

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It takes 5 seconds to send the average text.

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Texting hits the Three Key Dangers of Distraction:

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Distracted driving is illegal.


What can you do?

No one wants to cause a death or injury, so what can you do to avoid distractions and keep our streets safe? Here’s some advice:

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Send your texts before you hit the road.

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Use a hands-free device

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Put your phone in the glove compartment

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Teach by example!