State Farm Auto Insurance Tackles Distracted Driving

Female texting while drivingState Farm, ESPN, and the U.S. Department of Transportation are banding together to reach out to football fans and deter distracted driving.

This summer, State Farm and USDOT are sponsoring ESPN’s “On the Road to Camp,” which will feature NFL senior analyst Chris Mortensen and NFL Insider Adam Schefter on a bus tour across the country. The duo will stop at every pro football camp between July 29 and August 16. They’ll take advantage of the special platform to inform fans of the hazards associated with distracted driving.

“This tour is uniquely positioned to reach football fans across the league, and provides the perfect setting to work with the USDOT and State Farm to raise awareness of the serious dangers of distracted driving,” said ESPN customer marketing and sales president Ed Erhardt.

Anything from texting on a cell phone to tuning to a radio station while driving is considered distracted driving, which has been the cause of many accidents and deaths. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that almost 6,000 people died in 2008 because of a distracted driver. People who cause accidents are considered more of a liability to insure and typically end up getting higher auto insurance quotes.

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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