Three Steps To Stop Texting And Driving

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post by Latina Bloggers Connect and AT&T.  However, all opinions are my own.

 

For the past month we have been raising awareness about the It Can Wait movement.  We discussed ways to educate yourself and others about the dangers of texting and driving.   We also talked about the It Can Wait Simulator application which lets you simulate texting and driving.   The It Can Wait movement recently developed a shareable and educational infographic to help us educate our friends and family about making the most important safety decision for themselves.

  1. We learned that texting and driving is common among other teens.
  2. We learned that texting and driving can be fatal, yet many people ignore it.
  3. We learned that over 100,000 car accidents occur each day due to texting and driving

With our children heading back to school it is more important than ever for us to find creative ways to share the importance about staying safe while driving.

 

It Can Wait Infographic

The It Can Wait Infographic encourages us to take a stand and speak up to save lives.    It provides you  with tips to make other aware of the issues and risks that texting and driving causes.   It also encourages you and others to take a pledge and make a commitment to never text and drive.  The most important part of the infographic is YOU.  Did you know that 90% of people say they would stop texting and driving if a friend in a car asked them to?  So what are you waiting for?  Celebrate  drive for pledges day and share this infographic.

If you have not already taken the pledge, take the pledge now.   Go to  www.itcanwait.com or www.puedeesperar.com and take the no-texting-and-driving pledge and commit to refrain from texting and driving.

You can also get involved and share your promise with others via Twitter (#itcanwait) and Facebook at www.facebook.com/ItCanWaitNoTextingWhileDriving.  There is nothing more important than your life.

 

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Take The It Can Wait Pledge

 

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post by Latina Bloggers Connect and AT&T.  However, all opinions are my own.

A couple of weeks ago I introduced you to the It Can Wait movement.  The campaign is educating people  on the dangers  and consequences of texting and driving with videos and personal stories of families impacted by texting and driving incidents.   The movement is championed by several carriers and  has enabled millions of people to take a pledge and make an important lifelong decision for their safety.   The primary goal of the It Can Wait movement is to save lives.  I learned that people who read and send messages are more likely to be in a crash than those that don’t.   I also learned the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day—known as the 100 Deadliest Days on the roads for teen drivers.

 

Drive Mode Application

I was able to test a simulation application, AT & T Drive mode app a couple weeks ago and to learn the impact that texting and driving can have on our life.     The texting and driving simulator app is a great way to experience first hand the difficultly someone can have driving a vehicle when texting.

The application is easy to install and test.  The driving & texting simulator  is very realistic and provides real life scenarios of texting and driving.  While testing the application I had a conversation with my young adult child who informed me that it is very common for teen drivers to text and drive.  After researching for myself I found that over 40% of teens text and drive.  

 

You can test the application by yourself  or with  friend at www.itcanwaitsimulator.org.   The application will send you a series of text messages and let you test drive a car.   I urge you to take the challenge by yourself, with friends or your entire family.  Take a couple of minutes today to set an example within your family and community and take the pledge.

Join the movement by sharing your story or trying our online texting while driving simulator.    Go to  www.itcanwait.com and take the no-texting-and-driving pledge and commit to refrain from texting and driving.  For additional information regarding the It Can Wait movement you can follow them on Twitter (#itcanwait) and Facebook at www.facebook.com/ItCanWaitNoTextingWhileDriving.

 

Giveaway

You have the opportunity to win an It Can Wait gift pak.  The gift pak includes a Blackberry Q10 to use with any carrier, a tote bag, a tshirt, magnet.

Just follow these instructions for an opportunity to win:

1. Visit the It Can Wait movement at www.itcanwait.com and let me know what you learned in the comments below.

2. Take the It Can Wait Pledge at www.itcanwait.com and let me know that you did it by commenting below.

3. Share the pledge at www.itcanwait.com and and let me know how you did it by commenting below.

4. Tweet the following:

@Eva_Smith I made a lifelong decision on my safety and took the #ItCanWait Pledge: http://bit.ly/1aPP64A

NOTE:  You can share or tweet an entry once a day.   The winner will be selected randomly.  The giveaway is open to all US residents, 18 and older.  Giveaway ends September  22 at 11:59pmPST.

 

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