Fight Distracted Driving with Plymouth Rock
Have you taken a pledge against distracted driving?
Six Flags is supporting National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 20 to October 26) by inviting all young drivers and their parents to take the Pledge Against Distracted Driving. Sponsored by Plymouth Rock Assurance, the Pledge is a commitment to putting down the phone and always staying focused behind the wheel. In a recent study of drivers between the ages of 17 and 25 in New Jersey, Plymouth Rock found that 73% had witnessed a friend texting while driving and 70% had witnessed a friend using a phone without hands-free technology. However, this dangerous behavior is not limited to young drivers. In the same study, one in four young drivers polled had witnessed a parent texting while driving and 57% had witnessed a parent using a phone without hands-free technology.
The consequences of distracted driving are real. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 80% of all motor vehicle accidents can be attributed to distracted driving. It's time for a change and we all need to be on board to make a difference. To show our support for the cause, Plymouth Rock came to Six Flags Great Adventure on September 21 and created a day of interactive fun. The group set up in the Boardwalk area with iPads and laptops so guests could take the pledge online to "not drive distracted." Guests could also participate in games to win prizes and a live DJ provided hot entertainment throughout the day. The main spotlight of the area was the large pledge wall. Guests could sign their name on the wall as a vow that they will practice safe driving techniques and refrain from using cell phones, reading, eating, grooming, listening to music, and other sidetracking activities while behind the wheel. Since then, thousands of drivers have made the commitment to distraction-free driving to get home safe. You can do your part and help make history by signing the Pledge Against Distracted Driving. Each Pledge counts toward a Guinness World Records® title for Most Pledges to a Safety Campaign.