GetLiving 2021: No Phone February

GetLiving is a monthly campaign to "Live More" and bring awareness to digital distraction.

This initiative was created by Maddie Lee (California), Robert Fields (Pennsylvania) & Kae-Lynn Lowe (Indiana)

by
Carole Ndianabo
February 1, 2021
It's the second month of the new year, how's your GetLiving Resolution going?

This February, we encourage you to break old driving habits and create new habits for good. During a time where technology has greatly advanced, when we’re on the road driving, our phones and devices emit so many distractions. It’s important that when we drive, all of our attention and focus is on the road and not distracted by notifications on our devices. One glance at your phone puts your life and the lives of others on the road in danger. To be the safest driver for yourself and others on the road, this month’s initiative focuses on empowering you to put your phone away in a spot that is not accessible in your car to prevent any distractions caused by our devices. Every year, there are thousands of cases of injuries and accidents caused by distracted drivers. Is it worth putting your life and the lives of others at risk to check a notification? It is important to realize that our actions on the road are not only affecting us, but also others who are on the road as well. With this month’s initiative, we strongly empower you to feel confident knowing that when you are driving, your phone is put away in a spot that is not visible to the driver to prevent any distracted driving for yourself and others on the road.

With your chapter, family, or individually, create a space in your car that is inaccessible from the driver’s seat to leave your phone when you are driving (ex: glove compartment, pocket in a bag that is left in the back seat, etc). Keep a checklist in the car of everything you need to do before putting the car in drive. This can include buckling up, double-checking your directions, setting up your tunes, and, of course, putting your phone away!

Join us for our monthly web-series of GetLiving Live, register here.

GetLiving Live: No Phone February

Thursday, February 18 2021

8:00pm Eastern Standard Time

Want to be a GetLiving Live guest presenter? Email us: info@textlesslivemore.org

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