Curtis Insurance and Oxford SADD Launch ‘W82TXT’ on March 19 at Oxford High School
Curtis Insurance is partnering with Oxford High School’s Students Against Drunk Driving to launch W82TXT (Wait to Text). W82TXT is a community awareness campaign, encouraging drivers not to text while behind the wheel.
“Texting while driving is dangerous for all of us, not just teens,” said Greg Clay, co-owner of Curtis Insurance. “Anything we can do encourage drivers to simply wait to text can prevent accidents and have a positive effect on our community.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says drivers who text, are six times more likely to cause an accident than intoxicated drivers. While texting, a driver’s steering capability goes down 91% and the risk of an accident increases nearly 25%.
A video about the dangers of texting while driving will run during lunch hour and drivers will be invited to sign a W82TXT pledge. SADD will be handing out red thumb bands, with the W82TXT message provided by Curtis Insurance. The bands are designed to remind students not to text while driving. Auto Owner’s Insurance is further promoting the campaign with celebrity spokespersons such as Olympic champion, Jordyn Wieber.
“We are a hometown business,” said Brenda Gyomory, co-owner of Curtis Insurance.”We are invested in the Oxford community and our students. Our goal is your insurance experience with us is so great you’ll recommend us to your friends and family.”