Last month I wrote about discovering the Thumbs on Wheels campaign we saw as we drove the Pennsylvania Turnpike. I was delighted to learn that there’s a group called Thumbs on the Wheel that’s working to educate drivers and kids on this important practice.
The folks at Thumbs on the Wheel (TOTW) acknowledge it’s a personal choice to drive safely. They offer a few simple rules that encourage safe driving and maybe even lessen road rage:
- Keep your Thumbs on the Wheel every time you drive.
- Put your phone away – seriously, it will be there when you get there.
- Smile at thumbbody at every stoplight.
- Show anybody how to be thumbbody today!
Sales of T-shirts and other merchandise help spread the word. Some of the proceeds of each sale go to organizations including: The Joshua Chamberlain Society aiding wounded veterans, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Humane Society, and local schools.
Whether you buy the merchandise or not, the idea is a good one and I encourage you to spread the word. And keep your thumbs on the wheel.
As TOTW says:
Be Safe. Be Happy. Be Thumbbody!