Drive Safe Today Day is an event that shows Progressive’s human side — an observable pursuit outside of providing innovative insurance. The purpose is to affect driving behavior and make the roads a little safer for everyone.
I have 3 kids. If you’ve been around here at all, you’ve likely seen photos of them. They are my world, along with my husband. My precious cargo, so to speak. They motivate me to drive safer, slower, and more deliberately. I can’t imagine knowingly putting any of my little family in danger.
But what I realized years ago- not enough years ago, but better late than never, I suppose?!- what I realized was that even if *I* don’t have my precious cargo (family) in my car with me, someone else does.
That realization changed my driving habits years ago.
We all need to be more aware and take steps to be safer. We all have family and friends who care about us. Just because our precious cargo isn’t in the car with us doesn’t mean someone else’s isn’t.
Drive Safe Today Day is a day meant for all of us to put down the lipstick, the coffee, the phones…the bagels, the pet boa constrictors… and whatever else strikes your fancy…
and take a pledge to make a big effort, for one day, to drive a little bit better.
So leave five minutes early. Keep those angry fingers DOWN if someone cuts you off. Drive the speed limit.
Put your makeup on at home, or at the office. Stop lights are for stopping 😉 and not for makeup application.
Let the person waiting to turn onto the road go.
Imagine what the roads would be like if we all took a pledge for Drive Safe Today Day?
I’m officially inviting you to join me in pledging. Right here, right now. The big day is 9/3. Chosen for a reason- having your hands at 10 and 2 while driving isn’t what’s recommended anymore. Hands should be at 9 and 3. So…
let’s do this…
Let’s get our safety on and make the pledge to cap that lipstick, sip our coffee when the car is NOT moving, and use our fingers to help us steer, and not to send messages.
On 9-3, let’s turn the key on Drive Safe Today Day, invented by the folks at Progressive. Why? Because we could all do with a little reminder to drive a little safer. Yes, even you. And me. Definitely that girl who’s always on her phone shaving on the highway…. and absolutely the guy applying lipstick and drinking coffee heading in to work.
Over 30,000 too-close-for-comfort-accidents occur every single day- often because of unsafe behaviors. WE can do something about that. We- all of us- can do it. Let’s start with one day. Just one.
— Brett Martin (@brettbmartin) August 26, 2014
What will YOU pledge for Drive Safe Today Day?
I’ve teamed up with Progressive for their Drive Safe Today Day initiative. Although I’ve been compensated for my post, the thoughts and ideas are my own.