Monday, April 15, 2013

Put Down The Phone and Leave It Alone

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) begins it's week-long Distracted Driving Campaign today through April 22, and Reflections Family Gifts and the Rolfe family is behind this cause 100%.

The OPP is asking Ontarians to share their stories on Facebook about the dangerous driver behaviour or near-misses they have observed from motorists driving distracted. By doing so, you can help drivers think about their own driving habits and how they are contributing to dangerous behaviour. According to DISTRACTION.GOV the US Government site for Distracted Driving there are three main types of distraction while driving:

• Visual - taking your eyes off the road
• Manual - taking your hands off the wheel
• Cognitive - taking your mind off what you’re doing.

Distracted driving is any non-driving activity a person engages in that has the potential to distract him or her from the primary task of driving and increase the risk of crashing. While all distractions can endanger drivers’ safety, texting is the most alarming because it involves all three types of distraction. STAY ALIVE – please don’t text and drive!

In our efforts to help you take the message with you wherever you go, there are new bumperstickers in store (shown above) in a wide variety of colors. You can get yours HERE