It Can Wait! Stop Texting and Driving!

[ 5 ] May 27, 2013 |

Take the Pledge!  #ItCanWait  Can’t It?

This message is provided by me to you as a public service announcement in conjunction with Verizon  to remind you NOT to text and drive.  IT CAN WAIT!!!!   Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Voices Style program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.  

4.6 Seconds is all it takes.  It Can Wait!

Would you close your eyes on the road for the distance to travel a football field (100 yard)?  Did you know that in the 4.6 seconds your eyes leave the road to text while driving you travel the full length of a football field (going 55 mph)?  Wow!

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Texting and Driving = Driving BLIND!

 

An eye opener?  I hope so!  Take a look this  infographic that highlights some shocking facts on distracted driving.

I can Wait Infographic

 

I took the Pledge to not text and Drive!  You can too!

Head over to the:

 ItCanWait.com

and take the It Can Wait  pledge for yourself!  And then tell your Friends!  Make sure they know you won’t respond to texts that they send while driving!  IT CAN WAIT!    Taking the pledge may make you think before you ever text and drive again!!  Let Me know if you Do!!

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  1. Jenna Wood says:

    I don’t need the statistics to know texting and driving is a bad idea- but it boggles my mind some people still find it harmless. The big key here it to not do it- AT ALL. Texting ‘at a red light’ leads to feeling comfortable with finishing that text as you begin to accelerate, and that leads to accidents, etc. It’s dangerous enough driving with other people on the road not paying attention, why limit your chances of responding by distracting yourself as well? A great campaign from Verizon!

  2. Dede says:

    I don’t text OR email while driving. If it’s that important that it MUST be sent that second, I pull over and stop the car. My kids are my #1 priority, I will not endanger them!

  3. I think everyone should take this pledge. Even in states where this is illegal, I hear that it has not deterred may young people from still texting and driving. It’s so horrible. I hope the behavior changes or the technology can catch up to somehow block texting while the car is moving.

  4. Kristyn says:

    This is a pledge that everyone needs to take, its just not worth the risk of injuring yourself or anyone else.

  5. Jadey Sam says:

    I live by this rules! I hate seeing people do this. They are not just endangering themselves but others as well.

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