What did we do before the age of smart phones? As a professional blogger and social media addict, I will confess to being attached to my phone day and night. However, when getting into the car, I am well aware of how distracting it can be to hear a text message arrive or emails flooding your inbox. It is oh so tempting to pick up the phone for just a second to see what’s going on.
But in that second, your life can change. You can change the lives of others. All because of a simple text message causing an accident. Is it worth it? Did you know that those who send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a car crash? Or that when drivers read or send a text message, their reaction time is doubled?
Verizon Wireless and AT&T are partnering to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving. They are committed to working together to stop distracted driving. Now you can join the #ItCanWait movement by taking the pledge to never text and drive.
“No text message, email, website or video is worth the risk of endangering my life or the lives of others on the road. I pledge to never text and drive and will take action to educate others about the dangers of texting while driving. No text is worth the risk. It Can Wait.”
In addition to taking the pledge, you can read stories about texting and driving, learn interesting facts and take the texting and driving simulator to see where you stand. I took the pledge, will you?