The Dangers of Texting and Driving

We've all been there: stuck in traffic, mindlessly scrolling through social media, when suddenly... honking horns and screeching tires! Texting and driving is a dangerous habit that endangers not only you, but everyone else on the road.

At Piedmont Towing, we see the aftermath of distracted driving all too often. A quick text can turn into a fender-bender, leaving you stranded and frustrated.

According to national safety reports, texting and driving can increase the risk of accidents by up to 23 times compared to driving undistracted. These accidents can range from minor fender benders to catastrophic collisions resulting in serious injuries or even fatalities.

So how can you avoid a roadside emergency caused by texting and driving?

  • Put Your Phone Away: Simple yet effective. Silence your phone notifications by placing your smartphone in ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ mode and keeping it out of sight while driving.
  • Use Hands-Free Technology: If you need to make or receive calls, opt for a hands-free option like Bluetooth or voice commands.
  • Be Prepared: If you absolutely must send a message or take a call, pull over safely.
  • Be a Responsible Passenger: If you're riding with a friend who's texting and driving, speak up! Encourage them to focus on the road.

Remember, a safe and attentive driver is the best defense against a roadside emergency. However, unexpected situations arise. If you find yourself needing roadside assistance in the Advance, Winston-Salem, Lexington, Statesville, Lewisville, Clemmons, Pfafftown, or Mocksville, NC area, Piedmont Towing is here to help! We offer 24/7 light and medium-duty towing, as well as roadside assistance services to get you back on the road quickly and safely.

Don't text and drive! Focus on the road and call Piedmont Towing for all your roadside assistance needs!

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