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2015 Chevy Cruz Offers Distraction-Free Driving with the Touch of a Button

“I have a video I want you to watch, and no matter what, I need you to stay focused. Don’t take your eyes off the screen,” starts the Chevy video “Eyes On The Road,” posted to the Chevrolet YouTube channel by Chevrolet Films.

In a room with a video screen, several test-participants, and a proctor—who gave the aforementioned instructions—a video commences simulating the view one would see during a driving experience with a road and trees passing by.

All test-participants are able to keep their eyes successfully on the screen.

Now cue the distractions.

A repairman enters to noisily ‘fix’ an exit sign causing two people look over. Adorable barking puppies come in and one lady bends over to pet them.

A Steven Tyler look-alike rocker, zombies who have no regard for personal space, dancing “firefighters,” and hard-core wrestlers breaking through a wall proceed to enter the room, contending for the attention meant to go to the “road.”

“It’s hard to stay focused,” says the proctor, “but there are other things that steal our focus, like the cell phone. But what if at the touch of a button, your car could send a response?”

Meet the 2015 Chevy Cruz, Chevrolet’s answer for distraction-free driving in which drivers are able to send preset responses through the in-dash screen with the touch of a button, enabling their eyes to remain on the road.

So be sure to visit Bradshaw Automotive, and keep your “Eyes on the Road” in one of our Chevy offerings!

The 2014 Just Drive Campaign Kicks off in Greenville

Wes Bradshaw of Bradshaw Automotive spoke at a press conference at Eastside High School last week to launch the 2014 Just Drive Campaign, which aims to encourage teen drivers to keep from texting while driving.

The 2014 Just Drive Campaign was launched by the Greenville Drive organization, a group of local Greenville area businesspeople devoted to promoting safety on local roads. The campaign will feature a wide variety of community activities such as invitational baseball games, including a t-shirt design contest and a Celebration Game in which students who pledge not to participate in distracted driving will be invited onto the field for activities.

The 2014 Just Drive Campaign
Wes Bradshaw spoke at the kickoff press conference for the 2014 Just Drive Campaign in Greenville.

“We encourage students, and drivers of all ages, to please pull off the roadway in a safe location if you must send or respond to a text or place a voice call when you are behind the wheel,” said Wes at the press conference last week of the campaign’s primary goal.

For more information on the 2014 Just Drive Campaign, check out the campaign on Facebook.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is proud to be involved with the Just Drive Campaign and encourages drivers to avoid distractions on the road! For more information about our Greer, SC dealership, including our great selection of new and used cars, visit us online!