Urban League of NWI Awarded
State Farm 'No Texting While Driving Grant'

Texting while driving has become one of the leading causes of accidents involving young people in the state of Indiana. State Farm Insurance has funded a grant to educate young drivers about the hazards of driving while texting.
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Join the Urban League of Northwest Indiana and State Farm in the mission to end distracted driving. Safer roads and lives saved starts with you!
Do you know Indiana's Laws?
Ban on texting for all drivers.

The use of all cellphones by novice drivers is restricted in 36 states and the District of Columbia and the use of all cellphones while driving a school bus is prohibited in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

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Welcome to I TXT I WRECK

Help End Distracted Driving

Distracted driving can come in a number of different forms and can be very dangerous. While talking on the phone is a distraction itself, texting is what takes a driver’s complete focus off the road. It takes one hand to hold a phone and your only set of eyes to read and write a message. Texting also takes your mind off the task at hand. When you allow your vision to veer off the road and onto your phone, a car could have pulled in front of you. You might not see them until it is too late. You might not see them at all.
Distracted driving accounts for 80% of collisions on the road each year. When a driver allows themselves to be distracted by their phones or anything else, they become a 2,000 lb. weapon on the road. Accidents do happen. If everyone puts their phones down and keep their eyes on the road, these accidents will be greatly reduced.
The Urban League of Northwest Indiana and State Farm have partnered to combat the dangers of distracted driving. The “I TXT I WRECK” campaign is leading the effort to stop texting and cell phone use behind the wheel. The campaign, launched in 2013, helps promote and raise awareness and informs drivers of the risks involved with distracted driving.
http://www.itxtiwreck.com is a resource for learning more about distracted driving. Get the facts, stay involved, and help us keep America’s roadways safe—starting with Northwest Indiana. 


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