Local Law Enforcement Agencies Joined PRMC and AT&T in ‘It Can Wait’ Campaign
Eating, drinking and phoning makes crashing your car more likely. For that very reason, PRMC, AT&T volunteers and emergency responders on Delmarva feel very strongly about preventing distracted driving.
Trauma Program Manager at PRMC Kari Cheezum says the goal of this event is to educate the public and prevent distracted driving from happening.
“When people think of distracted driving, the first thing they think of is texting and driving, but really distracted driving is anything that takes the drivers mind off of driving. Today, every trauma center in the state of Maryland is doing some type of activity today and we’re just trying to bring awareness to the public that distracted driving is dangerous and it’s not just dangerous to yourself but everybody on the road.”
PRMC and AT&T setup in the Centre at Salisbury Mall with educational pamphlets, a distracted driving simulator and the PRMC Trauma Center mascot. The simulator is a virtual reality mobile application that shows drivers what can happen when they take their eyes off the road to look at their phones.
More than 8 million people have taken the pledge against distracted driving. If you would like to join in on the cause, go to Itcanwait.com.