State Farm's "Let it Ring" Campaign

Micahel Holton of State Farm joined us today to talk about the new Oregon cell phone laws and how drivers should just "Let it Ring".

The National Highway Traffic Safeway Administration (2008) cites driver inattention as the leading factor in most crashes and near-crashes. Statistics show that nearly 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes involve some form of driver inattention within three seconds before the crash.
Cell phone usage is one of the most common driver distractions. Concern over the increasing use of cell phones while driving has prompted SW Washington to ban all handheld cell phone usage and text messaging. And in April 2009, the Oregon House passed a bill to fine drivers $90 for talking or texting on a hand-held cell phone which went into effect Janaury 1, 2010.

For more information on the "Let it Ring" campaign visit State Farm's website by clicking here.

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