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ENDS FEBRUARY 1st 2014
Jake's Law Zip Code Challenge
Distracted driving is a deadly threat.
2012: More than 1.4 million accidents involving phones and more than 200,000 crashes involving drivers who were texting.
About the program?
Awareness & Advocacy to Reduce Distracted Driving
In memory of Jake Owen
Join your neighbors to support the fight against distracted driving
Buy a shirt in a battle between zip codes to see which zip code can raise the most money in support of Jake's Law. 100% of the proceeds go directly to building awareness and creating legislation to stop distracted driving.
Tell at least 5 friends
We hope you will help make this campaign a huge success by sending this page to at least 5 friends or neighbors asking them to show their support. Post it, tweet it, blog it, just help us spread the word.
Who is Jake?
Jake Owen, a Baltimore resident, was five-years old when he was killed three days after Christmas in 2011 as a result of a crash caused by a driver talking on his cell phone. After a trial, the driver was fined a mere $1,000.
Why do we need Jake's Law
The driver who killed Jake was so distracted by his cell phone that when he hit the Owen's car at 62 mph, he had never applied his brakes. The driver was so distracted, that for approximately 500 yards (equivalent the length of five football fields), he did not notice that the traffic had stopped ahead of him due to a previous accident. Under the current law, this crash was deemed just an "accident."
Jake's Law is an initiative to build awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and to advocate for legislation to help prevent serious injuries and deaths caused by such crashes
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Other Zip Codes Colors TBD
No shirts will be sold at pick up locations
All sales are online
All sales are final
The winning zip code will be announced via email
Pick up locations will be provided via email
The National Safety Council reports that 28 percent of all accidents in 2011 involved drivers using cell phones and texting – with more than 1.4 million accidents involving phones and more than 200,000 crashes involving drivers who were texting.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 31 percent of US drivers between 18-64 reported reading or sending a text message or email while driving at least once within the past 30 days – and 69 percent reported talking on their phone while driving within 30 days.
The CDC also found that 46 percent of drivers under 18 admitted to texting and driving, while 52 percent of older teens admitted to texting and driving.
A May 2013 Study by the Cohen Children’s Medical Center found that texting and driving is now responsible for more teen deaths than drinking and driving.