Peter Frampton blames a texting driver for his recent accident.

A recent car accident that injured rock legend Peter Frampton could help get more texting drivers’ eyes back on the road, and remind all drivers once again to shut down their distractions.

Let’s hope Frampton can show us the way to becoming safer drivers!

Frampton, now 62, said he had some neck and back pain after his stopped vehicle was struck from behind Tuesday on a Southern California freeway.

Frampton, best known for his hits “Show Me The Way” and “Baby, I Love Your Way,” among many others, was stopped in traffic when a “texting woman driver” plowed into the back of his vehicle, he said.

You can read more about his accident here and here and here.

Frampton said on Twitter that he feared he had whiplash and was going to get checked out at a hospital emergency room. He soon starts his latest U.S. tour but does not expect his injuries to lead to any cancellations or postponements.

Texting while driving is banned in California, same as New York State, BUT we all know that there are still many drivers disregarding the ban, as well as the ban on handheld cell phone use in New York!

If this story reminds a few of his longtime fans to put down their phones and their food while they are driving and FOCUS ON THE ROAD IN FRONT OF THEM, then his accident will have a positive outcome!

Please remember — put down your phone, don’t eat, remove all distractions when you are driving in Elmira, Corning and the Twin Tiers. 

You may save your life, and the lives of others on the road — other motorists, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians — by paying attention to what is happening on the road around you.

Thanks for setting aside your distractions and becoming a safer driver!


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