Red Thumb Reminder Day
Sponsored by Nissan — what Red Thumb involves is simply painting your thumb with red finger nail polish or tie a string on your thumb as a reminder NOT to text and drive.
Here are some more statistics that should cause you to stop and consider the risk
Texting while driving is about six times more likely to cause an accident than driving intoxicated. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration equates to driving after four beers and makes you 24 times more likely to crash. Here is a scary statistic for parents — texting while driving is the number one driving distraction reported by teen drivers.
And if you are in your car right now listening — texting while driving takes place by 800.000 drivers at any given time across the country.
Want to learn more? Go to redthumbreminder.com or to their facebook page to join the pledge.