This is three more fatalities than the county experienced last year at this time. As a result, the HCSCC is working on ways to address common injury-accident intersections as well as educating the public on ways to avoid traffic accidents, especially those involving distractions.
The HCSCC urges community members to put down their phones and eliminate other unnecessary distractions while driving.
If you are expecting a text message or need to send one, pull over and park your car in a safe location. Once you are safely off the road, it is safe to text. Designate your passenger as your “designated texter.” Allow them access to your phone to respond to calls or messages. Also do not engage in social media scrolling or messaging while driving.
Cell phone use can be habit-forming. Struggling to not text and drive? Put the cell phone in the trunk or back seat of the vehicle until you arrive at your final destination.