September 17, 2012
As many of you know, one of the focal points of this years race is to raise the awareness of distracted driving. Texting while driving is a growing epidemic that can be avoided simply by turning off your phone before you get behind the wheel. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of those killed in distracted-driving-related crashes, 18% involved reports of a cell phone as the distraction. For more information on the dangers of texting while driving and tips on how to avoid it, visit stoptextsstopwrecks.org then head over to itcanwait.com and take the pledge to never text and drive.