THE LONGEST TRUCK REVERSE

 

 

What and Why

Texting and talking while driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Most people are not aware that in 2018 there were 400,000 people injured in motor vehicle crashes, with 2,841 of them fatal, due to not paying attention to the road. Many individuals are on their cellphones, eating food, or are doing some other work instead of focusing on what’s ahead.

The National Safety Council is taking on the challenge to help raise awareness of our driving habits on our roads and improve road safety for all road users by facilitating the National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in October 2020 (normally in April, but it was pushed due to challenges with Covid-19).

But let’s start with you. How many times do you touch your phone while driving? Do you engage with any other non-driving related activities while in control of a vehicle?

How can you improve the safety of yourself and others in the community on the road with you?

On September 30, 2020, stunt driver Brett Solomano broke the world record for staying focused and reversing a truck and semi-trailer for 54.4 miles, the longest distance ever without stopping, at Turner Field – Gold Lot in Atlanta, GA. He did this to show the importance of remaining undistracted behind the wheel.  

Continue below to Take the Just Drive Pledge or to donate to the National Safety Council…

What and Why

Texting and talking while driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Most people are not aware that in 2018 there were 400,000 people injured in motor vehicle crashes, with 2,841 of them fatal, due to not paying attention to the road. Many individuals are on their cellphones, eating food, or are doing some other work instead of focusing on what’s ahead.

The National Safety Council is taking on the challenge to help raise awareness of our driving habits on our roads and improve road safety for all road users by facilitating the National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in October 2020 (normally in April, but it was pushed due to challenges with Covid-19).

But let’s start with you. How many times do you touch your phone while driving? Do you engage with any other non-driving related activities while in control of a vehicle?

How can you improve the safety of yourself and others in the community on the road with you?

On September 30, 2020, stunt driver Brett Solomano broke the world record for staying focused and reversing a truck and semi-trailer for 54.4 miles, the longest distance ever without stopping, at Turner Field – Gold Lot in Atlanta, GA. He did this to show the importance of remaining undistracted behind the wheel. 

 

Continue below to Take the Just Drive Pledge or to donate to the National Safety Council…

IN THE MEDIA

 

 

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PLEDGE

 

 

It’s about your safety and the safety of others on the road. Pledge to Just Drive and stay focused on the road ahead.

The tragic story of Jacy Good is a particularly heart-breaking reminder of why we shouldn’t use our phone while driving. Jacy was on her way home from her graduation ceremony when a truck crashed into the vehicle her and her parents were driving in. She lost both her parents that night, suffered multiple injuries including a traumatic brain injury and had to learn to walk all over again.

Jacy now gives talks to schools, communities and corporate events to remind them of the importance of staying focused on the road while driving, so they don’t have to live through the terrible experience she did.

Jacy Good can be contacted through her website www.HangUpAndDrive.com.

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