WHY WE MAKE POCKETS

There are so many reasons to refrain from texting while driving and walking. We think saving lives is a pretty good one. We have created an acronym that captures our thought and intention for creating a company that is all about making great products that stores your stuff. We intend to make change in the world for good, ONE POCKET AT A TIME.

Below are several more reasons why everyone should take this issue seriously:

  • As of December 2012, 171.3 billion text messages were sent in the US (includes PR, the Territories, and Guam) every month. (CTIA)
  • Drivers in their 20s make up 27 percent of the distracted drivers in fatal crashes. 10% of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. (NHTSA)
  • On average, texting causes drivers to look away from the road for 4.6 seconds. At 55 mph, the vehicle travels the length of an entire football field – including both end zones – while the driver isn’t looking. (Focusdriven.org)
  • Drivers using cell phones behind the wheel miss half of the information in their driving environment. Individuals who drive while sending or reading text messages are 23 percent more likely to be involved in a car crash than other drivers. Drivers who type or read text messages contribute to at least 100,000 crashes each year, leading to thousands of preventable deaths. (Focusdriven.org)
  • Each day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. Distracted driving is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving. (cdc.gov)