A Reminder: U Text U Drive U Pay


Don’t distract yourself from what matters.

Texting is one of the most common forms of distracted driving, and too many drivers are guilty of the deadly, illegal habit. Kansas Department of Transportation and law enforcement agencies across the state are teaming up with NHTSA in an effort to save lives. Participating agencies will be stepping up enforcement of distracted-driving laws and showing zero tolerance for people caught texting behind the wheel.

Texting while driving has become an especially problematic trend among younger drivers. In fact, in 2018, 8 percent of people killed in teen (15-19) driver crashes died when the teen drivers were distracted at the time of the crash.

Give a passenger the role of “designated texter.” Allow them access to your phone to respond to calls or messages.

Listen to your passengers: If they catch you texting while driving and tell you to put your phone away, put it down.

For more information, visitwww.ktsro.org.

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