Does distracted driving impact traffic congestion?
The people have spoken. Traffic congestion continually ranks high in Williamson County road woes.
Everyone is multi-tasking as they drive down the road. Have you missed a green light because the person in front of you had their head down in their apps? Or missed a meeting due to a crash on the interstate? Many traffic snags are caused by distracted drivers. But more importantly, our safety is also compromised. Imagine the day your 16-year-old has license in hand. Now picture his first solo drive with one hand on the wheel and the other on his cellphone. A quick text or SnapChat to a friend to celebrate the occasion.
If your children are young, this day will be here before you know it. How we model good behavior behind the wheel now will shape the driver they eventually become. If they see you talking on your phone every day or checking and answering email at stoplights, that wi
ll become a part of the normal driving experience to them.
Join RightLane for a humorous, engaging FrankTalk on Distracted Driving with an emphasis on hands-on activities and popular culture. Leave with information on the myths of multitasking, why cellphones and cars don’t mix, and how to be an advocate for your family and community.
The event will begin at 9 a.m. with coffee, followed by the program at 9:30 a.m. FrankTalks is presented by Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations.
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