GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 17, 2015) – AAA Carolinas announced their “Life Has No Redial. Stay Off the Phone!” campaign today in front of Rodeheaver Auditorium on the Bob Jones University campus.
Tiffany Wright, the public relations manager for AAA Carolinas and the president of AAA Carolinas Foundation for Traffic Safety, kicked off the awareness campaign in front of a large truck emblazoned with the campaign logo, as well as a vehicle that claimed the life of a North Carolina teen who was texting while driving.
Tammy Garlock, executive director of Dying Changes Everything and the mother of Brian Garlock who lost his life using his cell phone while driving in 2008, spoke passionately about her son’s story and urged everyone to stay off the phone while driving.
According to AAA, cell phone use accounts for over 300,000 collisions and over 2,500 vehicle fatalities each year. Additionally, a driver who uses their cell phone while driving is 4 times more likely to be involved in a crash while those who text have a 23 times higher risk of experiencing a crash.