Don't Text and Drive
Did you know that you’re 23 times more likely* to have a car crash if you’re sending or reading text messages while driving?
Parkview’s “Don’t Text & Drive” public service campaign helps save lives by raising public awareness of this simple message.
You don’t have to look far to see evidence of our Don’t Text & Drive message. From our billboard messages, signage at Glenbrook Square Mall, and public service announcements on TV and radio to the two vehicles and one city bus wrapped in Don’t Text & Drive graphics, we’re reminding drivers across the region not to be distracted by texting behind the wheel. In addition, we’ve connected with a vibrant community through our Don’t Text & Drive page on Facebook.
You can be a part of sharing this important lifesaving 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.
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) 266-1270.
Guidelines to help you avoid texting while in motion
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 old to text 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.
Don't Text & Drive vehicles
Thanks to Evans Toyota of Fort Wayne, the Parkview Trauma Centers have moving billboards for the Don’t Text & Drive trauma prevention campaign. In 2010, a Toyota® Scion® began carrying the message to many events in which the trauma centers participate. And in 2012, a Toyota Sienna® was equipped for the same mission. Evans Toyota provided the vehicles to support Parkview’s efforts to raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving.
Community partners for the Don’t Text & Drive campaign have included:
Indiana State Police
Mark Fore Sales
Scion® and Sienna® are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation.
* National Highway Transportation Safety Administration statistic