Texting and driving is a dangerous mix. And it needs to stop now. Lives are changed drastically because of the decision to take your eyes off the road to read or send a text. Don’t cause an accident or be part of one.
Verizon and AT&T have joined together to bring awareness to the risks of texting, checking out websites, or watching videos while driving. You can take a pledge to never text and drive. The website It Can Wait contains the pledge and lots of information. The main video about a young man, Xavier will tug at your heart. I know you will want to stop taking any chance of being a distracted driver after watching it.
It seems to be human nature that we think that bad things happen to other people. I admit to sneaking a look at my cell phone while driving. But, when I almost went up on a curb, I stopped. Texting and driving isn’t just a teen problem. Adults do it too. Be an example to your children by taking the pledge.
You can download the Android app Safely Go. It sends automatic text replies that you are driving. Only the top three people that you choose can call or text you while you’re driving. And it’s free. Tell your family and friends about it. Ask them to download and use it. You may save a life.
As a Verizon Wireless Ambassador, this information was provided to me. I am grateful for it and for the ability to share it with my readers. Now, go ahead and take the pledge to stop texting and driving. You can share it on Twitter and Facebook. Use the hashtag #ItCanWait.
Let me know if you took the pledge by commenting.
Image Source – Michael Babcock
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