Every driver – and every passenger – expects to reach their destination safely.
But picking up your phone to read or answer a text while behind the wheel puts everyone's safety at risk.
At any time during the day, it is estimated that approximately 660,000 drivers are on their phones. In the United States, texting and driving cause a quarter of all car accidents. And youth drivers are four times more likely than adults to have accidents or near-accidents when they are on their phones. You are six times more likely to cause an accident when texting behind the wheel than a drunk driver!
Silver lined? This is a habit that can be easily broken.
Here are eight tips that can help you ̵ We've treated people right since 1925. See what makes ERIE different.
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It's your turn to make safe driving a priority
ERIE's YourTurn program is a new way we look for you and help you be safe on the road. Contact your local ERIE agent today to learn more or to sign up for the YourTurn program. 3 If you choose to join the program, you will receive a YourTurn welcome text and instructions for getting started.
YourTurn is currently unavailable in the District of Columbia, Kentucky, North Carolina and New York.
1 YourTurn is not available in all states. As of 03/2021, the program may be available to policyholders in IL, IN, MD, OH, PA, TN, VA, WI and WV.
2 Ages 16-23 can earn rewards up to $ 10 every other week, ages 24+ can earn rewards up to $ 5 every other week. The rewards are based on the participating driver's points during the points period when driving 50 tracked miles. Indiana participants can earn up to $ 5 every other week. Rewards are distributed via the YourTurn app via electronic gift cards.
3 The YourTurn app requires participants to be a licensed ERIE Autopilot driver and have a valid email address, smartphone number and data plan to download and activate the YourTurn app. Users must agree to the terms of the YourTurn® app.