TO OUR CUSTOMERS
Because we are experiencing an increased demand for our services, we will be changing our in-person estimates to an "appointment only" schedule. Your time is as important to us as it is to you and an appointment will assist us in providing each customer the time and attention needed to ensure an accurate estimate and the quality repair experience we pride ourselves on. You can find the location nearest you and give us a call. We will be happy to schedule your appointment.
Thank you and we look forward to serving you!
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM BRANNING COLLISION CENTERS
- Family Owned and Operated for Over 40 Years
- A Commitment of Quality Workmanship
- Representatives that have Earned a 95% Customer Service Index Rating
- Gold Class I-CAR Status for our Training in the Collision Repair Industry
- Certified Repair Facilities for Many Major Vehicle Manufacturers
- Service of All Insurance Companies and "Direct Repair Partners" for Most Major Insurance Carriers
- Lifetime Warranty on All Vehicle Repairs
- Rental Car Assistance and On-Site Rental at Most Locations
- 24-Hour Towing
At least eight people a day are killed in distracted driving crashes. Handheld and hands-free phone calls and texts, emails, social media, passengers, snacks and even built-in vehicle touchscreens are just some of the distractions fighting for your attention on the road.
Here’s a simple way to think about it: if something requires your hands, your eyes or your attention while you’re driving, it’s a distraction. Distracted driving isn’t just risky for you, it can be deadly for every nearby driver, pedestrian, bicyclist and worker.
Distracted driving has become a deadly epidemic on our roads. While drivers texting behind the wheel tops what seems like an endless list of distractions, other risky actions include talking – whether it be on the phone or to others in the car, setting your navigation, adjusting what you’re listening to, drinking coffee, applying makeup and more. By driving distracted, you’re robbing yourself of seconds that you may need to avoid a close call or deadly crash.
In 2020, distracted driving killed 3,142 people. Young drivers seem more prone to using their phones while driving. According to NHTSA research from 2017, drivers 16 to 24 years old have been observed using handheld electronic devices while driving at higher rates that older drivers have since 2007. But make no mistake: It isn’t just young people who are driving distracted, since drivers in other age groups don’t lag far behind.
April, which is national Distracted Driving Awareness Month, is a good time to regroup and take responsibility for the choices we make when we’re on the road. Follow these safety tips for a safe ride every time.
- Need to send a text: Pull over and park your car in a safe location. Only then is it safe to send or read a text.
- Designate your passenger as your “designated texter”. Allow them access to your phone to respond to calls or messages.
- Do not scroll through apps, including social media, while driving. Cell phone use can be habit-forming. Struggling to not text and drive? Put the cell phone in the trunk, glove box or back seat of the vehicle until you arrive at your destination.
During a portion of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, from April 4 through 11, you may see increased law enforcement on the roadways as part of the national paid media campaign U Drive. U Text. U Pay. This campaign reminds drivers of the deadly dangers and the legal consequences – including fines – of texting behind the wheel. Also, on April 7 state highway safety offices and law enforcement agencies across the country will take part in Connect to Disconnect, a 4-hour national distracted driving enforcement and awareness initiative. The goals: to demonstrate a nationwide commitment to enforcing texting laws in a fair and equitable way, and to reduce traffic crashes caused by distracted drivers, ultimately preventing injuries and deaths associated with cell phone use and texting while driving.
Remind your friends and family: If you’re in the driver’s seat, it’s the only thing you should be doing. No distractions.
If your driver is texting or otherwise distracted, tell them to stop and focus on the road.
Ask your friends to join you in pledging not to drive distracted. You could safe a life. Share your pledge on social media to spread the word - #JustDrive.
Take the Pledge
I will make our roads safer for everyone by avoiding all forms of distracted driving.
I will speak up when others are distracted to protect myself and all other road users.