Some research findings show both activities to be equally risky, while others show cell phone use to be more risky. A significant difference between the two is the fact that a passenger can monitor the driving situation along with the driver and pause for, or alert the driver to, potential hazards, whereas a person on the other end of the phone line is unaware of the roadway situation.
Did you know that over 5,000 people die each year from distracted driving in the United States alone?
Did you also know that studies show that texting while driving impairs a driver in the same manner as being legally intoxicated?
That's why KSNF, KODE, and Fourstateshomepage.com are teaming up with Hershewe Law Firm, First Missouri Insurance, Freeman Health System, and McDonald County Telephone to bring you Four States No Text Zone! This is a new program meant to do one thing: get all drivers in the four state area to pledge to never text while driving.
Help us put the brakes on texting and driving. Click below and sign the pledge, visit any of our sponsors to pick up your thumb band, and then follow through on your word. We're all counting on you.