Everyone knows the dangers of drinking and driving, but what most people don't realize is that texting is becoming an even greater danger. While some might assume the problem is limited to teens, that's not the case. In fact almost half of all adults admit to texting while driving, compared to only 34% of teens. And distracted drivers were responsible for over 500,000 police-reported crashed in 2008 alone. It's a growing issue that has the potential to impact all of us.
STAY FOCUSED ON SAFETY
Turn your phone off before you turn your car on.
Can't resist the sight of your cell? Put it in your trunk or some place where you won't be able to reach it while driving.
When taking longer trips, let friends, family and co-workers know you'll be out of touch with an email or even through one of your social networks.
Use advanced car technologies to safely communicate and navigate while you're traveling. In BMWs that includes text to speech, bluetooth connectivity, My Info and more.