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Ramona Tire says don't text while driving

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Ramona Tire & Service Centers is committed to the safety of its employees and the community. With that in mind, the Hemet, Calif.-based dealership enacted a new policy on May 5, 2013, to help fight the epidemic of distracted driving.

Company employees may not text or talk on a hand-held cell phone while in a company vehicle or in a personal vehicle with a company-issued cell phone.

“Employee safety is the number one priority of Ramona Tire,” says Vice President Chris Wyborny. “By creating this new policy, we hope to not only keep our employees safe, but to do our part as responsible members of the community.

"We hope everyone will join us in making our community safer by putting their phones down and focusing on the road.”

In 2010, 3,092 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver, and an estimated 416,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, according to Wyborny. Texting and cell phone use behind the wheel takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your focus off driving -- putting the driver and others in danger.

There are 16 Ramona Tire & Automotive Service Centers in Southern California. The dealership is a Bridgestone/Firestone Affiliated Retailer, as well as a founding member of the Independent Tire Dealers Group.

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