Stay Safe Bluffton - #JustDrive

Stay Safe Bluffton Logo FinalWhy:

  • More than 1,400 vehicle collisions annually occur in the Town of Bluffton.
  • Several Bluffton residents lose their lives annually on local roads.
  • Drivers are killed or severely injured in Beaufort County each year due to distracted driving.
  • Some at-fault drivers and victims will face life-altering financial burdens, lawsuits, and permanent physical injuries.
  • One collision or single-vehicle incident can result in driver's license suspension, insurance cancellation, or a damaged vehicle.
  • Stay focused and #JustDrive! Most drivers on the road are driving distracted. 65% of middle and high school students report they witness their parents regularly driving distracted.
  • Beaufort County school students signed this pledge to be eligible for a school parking pass.
  • Distracting driving affects all drivers, regardless of age. 

I Pledge to #JustDrive:

  • Drive safely for myself and my family, being mindful that lives are lost in a second due to distracted driving.
  • Wear my seatbelt and ensure passengers wear theirs.
  • Keep music off or at a reasonable level to avoid audible distractions or aggressive driving.
  • Keep my hands on the steering wheel and avoid removing them for cell phone use or any other purpose, such as eating/drinking, brushing hair, applying make-up, or even flossing teeth.
  • Maintain my emotions while driving to avoid high rates of speed, erratic vehicle movements, or road rage.
  • Only operate a vehicle with a clear mind; never operate it under the influence of emotions, drugs, or alcohol.