Over the past decade or so, the use of wristbands has become one of the most common ways to build awareness. Campaigns stretching from health issues to general support ideas have led many throughout the world to don a wrist band to help a cause. The introduction of texting thumb bands over the past few years may not be exactly like these wrist bands, but they could end up promoting one of the most important causes out there today with distracted driving.
While there are many similarities between texting thumb bands and widespread campaigns such as “livestrong” bands, the introduction of these thumb bands has meant more than just spreading awareness of distracted driving. The bands themselves serve as a first hand reminder and interference in cases of distracted driving.
Because the hands sit on the wheel, having these thumb bands on regularly can serve as a reminder to those who may begin to become distracted, especially those who are texting and driving. The thumbs are certainly the most used when it comes to text messaging, thus having a reminder that’s regularly in clear sight can be lifesaving in some situations.
The statistics on distracted driving in the last few years have been staggering. Text messaging behind the wheel may be the most dangerous form of distracted driving, seeing as a simple text message can distract a driver for nearly four to five seconds at a time.
Of course, these bands serve a purpose of awareness as well. The fact that they are quite distinct and different from the popular and common wrist bands serves in raising general questions about them. The opportunity to talk about the dangers of texting and driving, as well as other distractions behind the wheel is certainly one of the best ways to minimize cases into the future.