AT&T’s campaign to stop texting and driving has spread like wildfire across the country. AT&T is encouraging young drivers across the nation to take the pledge to never text and drive. Here are some of the ways AT&T is encouraging people to take the pledge:
Commercials: Celebrities are taking the pledge and encouraging others to do the same. They’re doing their part to make texting and driving look very uncool.
Tweeting: AT&T is encouraging those who have taken the pledge to tweet their participation using the hashtag “#itcanwait.”
Website: The campaign website is full of interesting information and scary statistics on texting and driving. There is a place to “Share your story” or read others’ stories, try a texting and driving simulator, see celebrity videos, or find ways to get involved and spread the word. The website is super-interactive, colorful, and targeted to young drivers, who are the most common texting and driving offenders. Check it out at www.itcanwait.com.
Take the Pledge: Drivers can take the pledge through the website www.itcanwait.com and choose to post their pledge on Facebook or keep it private.
Here are some surprising statistics about texting and driving:
• People who text and drive are 23% more likely to be in an accident.
• 75% of teens say texting and driving is common among their friends.
• More than 100,000 crashes a year are caused by drivers who are texting.
Here at CarLocate, we pledge to never text and drive. No text is worth the risk. We hope you will take a minute to make the commitment this year to never text and drive!