Allstate Auto Insurance Backs Department of Transportation

StatueResponding to a recent Highway Loss Data Institute report asserting that texting bans have not proved effective, car insurance provider Allstate Insurance Company recently threw its support behind the Department of Transportation’s efforts to reduce distracted driving accidents.

Joan Walker, Allstate vice president of corporate relations, said the company is encouraging legislation that bans texting while driving, especially laws focused on reducing the practice among teen drivers.

She added Americans have an obligation to keep their attention on the road and protect each other while driving.

“We have an opportunity to create a safer driving environment today and for future generations,” Walker said. “We must act now by bringing together the most powerful resources we can to enact tough legislation, enforce laws with real consequences and change driving attitudes and behaviors.”

The Transportation Department has held two distracted driving summits in the last year to shed light on the issue of using cell phones while operating vehicles. It says additional laws and increased enforcement measures can lead to fewer accidents and prevent injuries and fatalities.

The car insurance company has its own initiative called X the TXT. A Facebook page dedicated to the campaign encourages people to make a pledge not to text while driving, and, so far, more than 85,000 have committed themselves to putting away their mobile devices.

About John Pirro
John Pirro is a licensed fire and casualty insurance agent specializing in various aspects of the auto insurance industry. He worked in the auto body repair industry before taking a reporting position at Online Auto Insurance News.

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