Essex support for ‘Don’t Stream and Drive’

Essex Police and SERP are supporting an annual event which aims to discourage people from recording or streaming videos while driving.

Don’t Stream and Drive Day is an online campaign, founded in 2016 by Sgt Neil Dewson-Smyth to highlight the dangers of all mobile phone use at the wheel, and in particular recording and sharing video footage while driving.

Running with the strapline ‘distracted driving kills’, the campaign was conceived to consolidate the year-round efforts of police forces and road safety stakeholders to deal with issues relating to mobile phone use by drivers.

The 2018 day takes place on 3 April and will be underpinned by a Thunderclap campaign – a crowdspeaking platform that broadcasts a specific message onto social media.

The Thunderclap message reads: “I’m supporting #DontStreamAndDrive Day and helping to make our roads safer for everyone.”

To date, the 2018 Thunderclap has 266 supporters (exceeding its 250 target) – including the Essex Police and Safer Essex Roads Partnership Twitter feeds – equating to a social reach of 3,681,738 users.

With more than a month still to go, the 2018 reach is closing in on last year’s total – when 3,817,916 social media users received the message.

Other 2018 supporters include Road Safety GB, Brake, GEM Motoring Assist and the DVSA.

Click here to support the Thunderclap campaign from your social media account(s).

22 February 2018

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