Buckle Up Phone Down

94% of crashes are caused by some form of human error including distracted driving.

The challenge is simple: when you get into any vehicle, buckle up your safety belt.  If you are a driver, put down the cell phone. Turn it off if you have to.  Every trip, every time!

Accept the challenge and challenge a friend, relative or members of your community to buckle their seat belts and put down their phones while driving.

Established in 2017, the Buckle Up Phone Down Challenge was created to address the two most impactful actions a driver can take to prevent crashes or survive if one occurs: buckling their seat belts— every occupant, every time—and putting the phone down or turning it off if you’re driving.

More than 14,000 individuals and businesses have accepted the challenge by signing a pledge to buckle their seat belts and put their phones down or turn them off while driving. Participants are encouraged to sign up online at modot.org/BuckleUpPhoneDown or at BUPD promotional events.