ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways. In 2014 alone, 3,129 were killed in distracted driving crashes. In fact, new data from AT&T shows that only four U.S. states are without a statewide anti-texting & driving ban—including Missouri and that there is a roughly 17-percent higher rate of texting while driving than the rest of the country. Ninety percent of drivers say they know distracted driving and texting is dangerous, yet 71% continue to do it.
This summer, join FOX 2 and KPLR 11 as we encourage drivers to take a personal pledge to STOP DISTRACTED DRIVING. Our goal is simple: SAVE LIVES.
Join us on Saturday, May 14, 2016, to test your distracted driving response times, and hear from a panel of experts including Sergeant Al Notham of the Missouri Highway Patrol, Mike Right from AAA auto club, and attorney Justin Wilson from Brown & Crouppen.
It will be held at the Meramec Theatre on the campus of Meramec Community College in Kirkwood. Doors open at 9:30am, panel starts at 10am. This event is free to the public.