Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving. By focusing your mind on something other than the road you are putting multiple lives in danger.
The “Dance Like a Wookie” campaign was designed to stop texting while driving. This campaign combines our society’s love for dance, “Star Wars” and safety. Whether you are a personal injury lawyer in Salt Lake City or a prisoner on the Death Star, you can dance the Wookie.
Dance the Wookie
Dancing the Wookie is a simple routine. The dance is seven-steps, inspired by the classic “Star Wars” movie character. Don’t worry you don’t need to be covered head to toe in brown fur, you simply need the Wookie theme song and some confidence.
The first step of this dance is to put your left hand behind your head. After that put, your right hand behind your hand. When your hands are in place, smile and move them in front of your body to the left. Then move your hands to the right — don’t be afraid to add a head bob.
Return your hands to the back of your head and freestyle. Don’t be afraid to add a classic move, such as the sprinkler.
Consequences to Texting and Driving
Driving on occupied roads, means you are responsible for not only yourself, but for all drivers around you. When it comes to texting and driving, there are five common consequences. In most states, texting while driving is illegal. If caught, you will get a ticket. A ticket for texting while driving can cost you $300.
Texting while driving can add points to your driver’s license — you’re only allowed so many before your license is taken away. The points on your license may result in insurance penalties. This form of distracted driving can lead to a car accident, which may result in you paying for a defense lawyer. The final consequence of texting while driving is the guilt.
If you happen to crash, you’ll have that on your mind forever.
Join the Movement
The Salt Lake City Police Department, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, BYU cougarettes, Utah Spirit Dance Team, Utah mascots and many more have participated in this campaign and you should too. Pledging to not text while driving doesn’t only save your life, but those around you too. Whether you are a personal injury lawyer or bank teller you can dance the Wookie.
What are you waiting for? Take the pledge and dance the Wookie today. For even more fun invite your friends, family and personal injury lawyer to participate.