Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has emerged as the latest dangerous behind-the-wheel behavior, replacing drunk driving as the foremost traffic safety issue on roadways today. Driver distraction, including texting, is reported to have been involved in 16% of all fatal crashes by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. AAA Carolinas Traffic Safety Foundation has been conducting an educational campaign to heighten awareness of how distracted driving inhibits the ability to drive safely, no matter how confident a driver feels.


Read essays by high school students in the Carolinas about the dangers of distracted driving. Students with winning essays were awarded laptop computers.

Distracted Driving Essay Winners​ (PDF)



View award-winning graphic television commercials aired in the Carolinas highlighting the dangers of texting while driving. 

 Watch PSA #1
 Watch PSA #2
(Warning: The video you are about to view is graphic in nature. Viewer discretion is advised.)


Our teen-centered distracted driving site features videos, stories, discussions and contests which focuses on the dangers of this deadly habit.


Bumper Magnets

Request a free anti-texting magnetic bumper sticker. Available at AAA Car Care Centers and AAA Travel offices or call toll-free 877-282-3682.

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Video Contest

NC high school students created and submitted videos about distracted driving. Anthony Matrejek received a new iPad for his winnng entry. Runner up, Devin Carpenter, received an iPad Mini.