Earlier this fall, Audi announced its safe driving pledge to unite Audi drivers in a goal to make roads safer. Drivers can visit www.driverspledge.com and take the pledge by clicking on a link. According to the website, the German manufacturer set two goals: if it reaches 25,000 pledges by the end of November, it will donate $25,000 to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. At 100,000 pledges, it plans to donate an additional $50,000 to the AAA Foundation.
The company has already reached its first goal, as the counter on the site displays they have over 26,000 pledges. But they still have a long way to go until they reach 100,000.
Safe driving is something every driver can support and makes the roads better and more enjoyable for everyone. Accidents occur all year as drivers demonstrate risky behavior. It’s important to remember that no matter what kind of rush we’re in, or how many things we’re trying to juggle, practicing safe behavior while driving is not only necessary to protect our own lives, but the lives of others as well.
Audi pledges address a number of safety issues, including distracting behavior, tailgating, and speeding. It calls drivers to put down their drink and put their hands in proper position on the steering wheel, obey yellow lights and slow down, and yield to those crossing the road. To see the full list of pledges, check out their website.
Following Audi’s pledge will not only protect lives on the road, but it will make the road a more enjoyable place in general. Nobody likes getting stuck behind the slow driver in the left lane, or seeing someone speed through a red light because they didn’t slow down for the yellow one. Happier drivers are better drivers.
So what are you waiting for? Go take Audi’s Safe Driving Pledge, and make the road a better place.