Maybe you’ve already read statistics on the 100 deadliest days of summer, but there’s more that you need to know! And more importantly, more that you can do to protect yourself!
The statistics are alarming and tragic for the time-frame of Memorial Day to Labor Day. This period is historically known as the ‘100 deadliest days’ of driving for teens. This year, AAA reports that the number of teen drivers involved in fatal collisions is up 10% overall. And specifically in the summer months is increased by 26% compared to other months of the year.
After playing in the distracted driving prevention arena for a few years each, both the Drive BeeHive and TextNinja teams saw the need for something more. We have always promoted the power of joining forces, and now we’ve really gone and done it… (and no, it’s NOT called BeeNinja!)
No Starbucks drink has ever been as magical as the new Unicorn Frappuccino (at least marketing magic if nothing else). In a matter of just a few days, it has swept the nation. Some praise the sugar-laden drink, and although it is okay to #treatyoself occasionally, the frappe has some valid criticisms too.
The color-changing, mango-based cream frappuccino with a layer of sour is evidently so difficult to make that Starbucks baristas are flipping out. But we don’t care how magical or stressful, no drink should ever cause you to drive distracted.
Just how does a startup company go from idea to market with a solution to texting and driving? Listen in on this episode of Product Talk to get an inside look. Our very own Jess Goodwin sits down to chat with Jason Edgecomb from EX3 Labs.
TextNinja tackles a serious public safety concern in an innovative way. Rather than view texting while driving through the lens of punishment and control, it creates positive incentives for people to alter their behavior through a phone app where drivers will earn points for successfully refraining from texting while driving. It also automatically silences incoming texts and sends a customized reply message, which alerts your friends that you are driving and helps raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. The app even has a Campaign feature that allows community organizations to share their story, motivate text-free driving, AND provide a working solution to their followers who already want to drive safely, while quantifying their efforts through a points system so they can see the effectiveness of their message.
RT @ShreyaMemorial: Something as simple as a text could cost you a life or even worse, the life of someone else #putitdown #distractionfree
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It's National Teen Driver Safety Week & a great time to start the convo about #safedriving! #NTDSW #endDD… https://t.co/k3Mwrbcj91
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RT How will you #takeaction for Nat'l Teen Driver Safety Week? Take the TextNinja Challenge! #NTDSW #distracteddriving https:…
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RT @PADDorg: Jump behind the wheel to see how dangerous #distracteddriving & #DrunkDriving really is! Saturday 11-3 #free #charity @Natali…
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Awesome turn out!! #leaderswanted https://t.co/0RRC5LrN0K
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