I recently received an invitation from Billings Bridge Shopping Centre to take a pledge to drive safe. I immediately jumped at the chance as I am active advocate for safe driving habits. Instead of backseat driving, you'll more often hear my telling the driver to stop texting and to pay attention to the road.
The campaign aims to encourage City of Ottawa drivers to participate less in distracted driving in order to provide for safer roads. Common distractions that occur range from the obvious texting, putting on make-up, eating a snack to searching for a missing item. All of these things can be accomplished either before or after your drive from point A to point B, so why do them midst driving?
I urge you to also take the pledge and support safe driving of both yourself and others on the road today! You can head on over here to take the pledge today, or even drop by the mall to take the pledge in person and grab a quick photo with the Distracted Driving Street Team! What's even better is that for every pledge made, Billings Bridge will make a donation the Ottawa Network for Education/Réseau d'Ottawa pour l'Éducation. If you take the pledge at the mall, you can also snag a chance to win a $1000 Shopping Spree! Online entries are open until May 24th, and in mall entries are being taken May 20th-24th at Centre Court.
Billings Bridge is also holding a contest to design an app that will end distracted driving. If you would like to participate, travel over to here for further details. You could win up to $2500 in prizes! Alternatively, if you'd see the entries, make sure you head over to the mall on May 24th 11AM-3PM for the live event!
If you take the pledge and post a photo on social media, make sure to tag it #driveinstyle #gobillings, so that we can find your post!
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