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Texting makes crashes up to 23x more likely
Mental distractions can last up to 27 seconds after a text or distraction occurs
Distraction plays a factor in 14% of all crashes
Drivers under the age of 20 have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes
50% of teens admit to reading a text message or email while driving in the past 30 days
9 people are killed each day in the U.S. in crashes caused by a distracted driver
⅔ of Americans say that they somewhat or strongly agree that ‘unplugging,’ is important to their mental health
85% of smartphone users will check their phones while speaking with friends and family
47% of people do not have a meaningful in-person social interaction on a daily basis
5 years is the average time a person will spend their life on social media
16% of teens report that they use social media almost constantly
American adults spend 11hrs everyday engaging with some form of media
Our TextLess Live More PSAs are narrated by actor Giancarlo Esposito of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and Maze Runner and directed by Allen Sowelle.
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Our TLLM videos were filmed on location in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Portland, Oregon, Boston’s Faneuil Hall, Harvard University and Milton Academy, where Merritt was a student. The candid interviews are a mixture of Merritt’s friends and people off the street. The responses to each question were unrehearsed and filmed in one take.