The Arrive Alive program educates teens and college students on dangers of texting while driving and drunk driving. One of the most commonly recognized driving distractions is cell phone use. About 89 percent of all Americans have a cell phone, according to CTIA – The Wireless Association. Drivers under 20 years old have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Their lack of driving experience can contribute to critical misjudgments if they become distracted. Not surprisingly, they text more than any other age group and the numbers of young drivers who text is only increasing.
The distracted and impaired driving programs are designed to heighten awareness to the dangers and consequences of drunk driving and distracted driving. The follow-up programs have a powerful impact on students to reinforce the subjects that schools and parents teach them daily.