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​Broward’s Take Five to Stay Alive Campaign in the News

Texting and driving led to a recent single-car crash in Plantation blocking a busy intersection for hours. The driver had to be extricated from her car and suffered serious injuries. Plantation Fire Department Battalion Chief Joel Gordon, who spoke to media about the accident, is a founder and active member of Broward’s Take Five to Stay Alive campaign. In his report, he mentions the campaign and its goal to reduce texting and driving among teens and young adults. Visit Sun Sentinel and CBS 4 to see the coverage.

Video Campaign

Broward County Recognizes Student Winners of "Take 5 to Stay Alive" Video Public Service Announcement Contest

"Take 5 to Stay Alive" anti-texting and driving campaign recently announced the winners of their public service announcement video competition. More...

Stop Texting

​​“Take 5 to Stay Alive.”

Take a break from driving and pull off the road to use your cell phone. The Broward Regional EMS Council is joining other entities across the nation to bring awareness to a growing safety concern: the risks of texting and driving. The statistics are clear. Those who text while driving are 23 times more likely to be involved in some type of safety critical event as compared to those who don’t text while driving, according to a study by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

Don't become a statistic. “Take 5 to Stay Alive. Don’t Text and Drive."

Texting in the News

​Texting in the News

View news articles from across the country on texting while driving. This news feed is automatically updated as news happens and uses the keywords “texting” and “driving.”