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Give the Best Gift this Holiday Season: Your Safe Arrival at Home

Atlanta (December 4, 2017) The Jim Ellis Automotive Group initiates a campaign to wipe out distracted driving this holiday season in partnership with the National Safety Council.

Approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,000 people injured daily in crashes involving distracted drivers according to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis. This holiday season, Jim Ellis Automotive Group is doing their part to eliminate distracted driving and bring all drivers home safe for the holidays. The Jim Ellis Automotive Group employees are taking a pledge to be more attentive drivers and commit to keeping their eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and mind on the drive ahead.

“All too often we hear of vehicle accidents and lives lost as the result of distracted driving,” said Jim Ellis Automotive Group President and CEO Jimmy Ellis. “As an organization that helps meet the mobility needs of our local communities, we also want to be a voice in those same communities challenging drivers to operate their vehicles responsibly. I invite you to join with my family and the Jim Ellis Automotive staff in a pledge to be a more attentive driver. Put away distractions that take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel and your mind off the drive ahead. We each have the capability to make the roads we drive on at least one driver safer.”

All 15 Jim Ellis family-owned and operated dealerships will participate in this campaign to wipe out distracted driving. What is the pledge? “I pledge to keep my EYES on the road, my HANDS on the wheel and my MIND on the drive ahead.” Jim Ellis clients and the general public can join in taking the pledge online at jimellis.com. In addition, the automotive group will make a donation to the National Safety Council (NSC) for every person that takes the pledge before the end of 2017. The NSC holds safety as its primary mission and offers resources and trainings to equip drivers to be safer behind the wheel.

"We are honored to partner with the Jim Ellis Automotive Group and its initiative to end distracted driving," said Jennifer Steffus, Chief Development Officer for the National Safety Council. "Preventable deaths are at an all-time high and we are losing tens of thousands of people on U.S. roads every year. We commend the Jim Ellis Automotive Group for taking action and helping to save lives by asking others to drive attentively." 

Jim Ellis Automotive Group’s efforts to create awareness of distracted driving, provide helpful resources, and challenge people to drive safe by taking a pledge will extend well beyond the push to get drivers home safe to their families during the holiday season. Distracted driving is an ongoing problem that will involve all drivers doing their part. People taking the pledge to do their part and in being one of the safe drivers on the road is a great step towards eliminating the problem of distracted driving.

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