We believe the TXT ME L8R® app will impact the world by saving lives. In the United States over 5500 people died last year from distracted driving and about one third of those deaths were attributed directly to texting while driving.
Besides the 5500 deaths there were over 1.5 millions accidents from distracted driving last year. While at first the creator of the app was focused on saving lives he quickly asked himself this question. How many of those accidents crippled, maimed, or disfigured someone for life?
There is a ripple effect for both deaths and accidents. Not only are these people directly affected but also their friends, their family, and everyone around them. So that TXT ME L8R® will impact millions of lives, we want everyone to be able to afford this app. Our vision is to MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE. That’s the reason it is priced at only $0.99 for Teenager model and FREE for TXT ME L8R for Adults.
TXT ME L8R® is a bridge at the crossroads of technology and vulnerability from distracted driving from texting. Distracted driving is a global problem that we believe we have a found a solution to!Read More
Car crashes were the leading cause of death for 15-20 year olds. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Every hour of every weekend and every two hours during the week a teenager died in a car crash. (NHTSA)
A national total of 4,842 young drivers (ages 16-20) were killed in motor vehicle crashes. (NHTSA)
Young drivers (15-20) had 59.5 fatal crashes per 100,000 licensed drivers, the highest of all age groups and more than double the amount of any age group over 35. (NHTSA)
Research suggests many key areas of the brain are still developing during adolescence, including areas involved in regulatory competence, forming judgments and decision making. (Keating) For these reasons, teenage drivers may have greater difficulty than experienced drivers in effectively managing potentially distracting behaviors and situations while driving.
Driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37%. (Carnegie Mellon)
In comparison to older drivers, teenagers perceived in-vehicle tasks (such as cell phone use) to involve less risk, and they had higher opinions of their ability to multitask. (Lerner, Singer & Huey)
In 2009, 5,474 people were killed in crashes involving driver distraction, and an estimated 448,000 were injured. (NHTSA)
The volume of text messaging across all age groups has gone up and the most active are 13 – 19 year olds. From this group, 34% are sending more than 1000 texts per month on an average.
16% of fatal crashes in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving and 20% of all injury crashes in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving.
40% of all American teens say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put people in danger. (Pew Research Center)
Teen drivers are more likely than other age groups to be involved in a fatal crash where distraction is reported. (NHTSA)
Text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted. Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. (VTTI)
Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, at 55mph, that’s the equivalent of driving the length of an entire football field, blind. (VTTI)
In 2010, the National Safety Council estimates that 28% of all traffic accidents involve drivers using a cell phone. 1.4 million accidents were from using a cell phone and 200,000 are due to texting.
In a study of 4,800 people, more than one third of cell phone users admitted to texting behind the wheel. In the same study, 97% of teenagers and 93% of twenty something’s admitted that they use text messaging.
A growing body of research now suggests that texting may be as common among young drivers, if not more so, than talking on a handheld phone. (Madden & Lenhart, 2009; O’Brien et al., 2010)
A few studies suggest drivers may be more likely to engage in potentially distracted activities when the driving environment seemed “safer”. (Atchley, Atwood & Boulton)
Generally speaking, electronic device use and other distracted driving behaviors were most common when teens were carrying no passengers. (AAA Foundation Report)
Using a cell phone while driving delays a driver’s reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent. (University of Utah)
Distracted driving is believed to be under-reported in crash records.
Distracted driving, because of electronic device use, increased on the weekends while all other distracted driving behaviors decreased on the weekends.
A few studies using driving simulators have suggested drivers may slow down or increase following distances when using a cell phone, perhaps to compensate for delayed reaction times.Read More
Faces of Distraction
The Department of Transportation has compiled a heartbreaking group of those who have been affected by distracted driving. Here are just some of their faces:
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TXT ME L8R at Google Play
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AT&T – It Can Wait
AT&T’s Txtng & Drivng Campaign urges consumers that
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This documentary features families affected by texting while behind the wheel and the tragedies that can be created by a moment of distraction.
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Take the Pledge
CLICK HERE to download The Pledge promising not text and drive.Read More
TXT ME L8R® was featured in a CBS interview Check it out by clicking here!
TXT ME L8R® was featured in an interview with Joe Theismann Check it out by clicking here!
TXT ME L8R® was featured late April 2013 on AZ TV 3 Morning Scramble in Pheonix, AZ. Richard Barrier is spreading the news as fast as he can! Check it out by clicking here!
TXT ME L8R® creator, Richard Barrier was interviewed by Natalie Ledwell in San Diego, CA early August 2012. Check it out by clicking here!
Richard also shared his story on Rock Star Radio Network through the show “Brilliant Mobile Marketing” with host Mary Barnett. To listen to the broadcast and read the synopsis click here! You can also go straight to the audio for the LIVE BROADCAST.
TXT ME L8R® was also feature in an article for the Old Town Orange Plaza Review. Check it out by visiting this link and going to page 22. You will find it on the left hand side!Read More
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