LONG BEACH – The stands were filled with cheering tweens & teenage girls as the Jonas Brothers each went up to bat in the final Road Dogs game of the season in Blair Field on Sunday (the game was moved from Irvine).
During the game, a couple thousand fans joined the brothers in pledging not to text while driving or by designating someone to answer the phone while the car is in motion by adding their thumbprint to a banner promoting “X The Text” sponsored by Allstate insurance.
The brothers said they chose to support the campaign to help raise awareness of this killer on the rise. Recent statistics show that:
‐ Teens crash four times more often than any other age group
‐ Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens
‐ Texting and driving can increase your risk of crashing by 23 times
‐ Reaching for a phone while driving increases your risk of a crash by nine times
‐ Texting takes our eyes off the road for an average of 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that’s driving the length of a football field – completely blind.
‐ Behind the wheel, one text while driving equals four beers
The Road Dogs won 15-7 against the Marquis Jet Flyers on Sunday, pulling in the win for the season and delighting their fans. Fans cheered on from the stands as the Jonas brothers were presented with the trophy for the winning season.