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No Text On Board Pledge Day

Texting and driving campaign

 

AT&T has designated September 19 to be the “No Text On Board Pledge Day”, encouraging Arizonans to sign an online pledge to stop texting and driving.  It started in 2009 when AT&T launched the “It Can Wait” campaign.  The pledge says:  “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.”

Scott Huscher, a spokesman for AT&T in Arizona, said that they are using social media since spread the word.  He added, “It means a lot more when you’re sharing something with your friends, it shows your friends that you are invested.”  Everyone is encouraged to take their no texting while driving pledge and share their promise via Facebook and Twitter.

A campaign like this is important raising awareness for the dangers of texting and driving. That there is a time to text and there is a time to focus on the road!  According to Distraction.gov, “text messaging creates a car crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted.”  In United States, 3,092 people were killed in car crashes involving a distracted driver in 2010.  And an estimate by the National Safety Council that there have been more than 926,500 car crashes involving cell phones and texting.

As a Louisville Personal Injury Attorney, I strongly recommend taking a pledge similar to this, unfortunately this is for Arizona only.  Take the pledge and make it a habit not to text and drive.  This is a simple thing to remember that may save your life and lives of other people.  Dnt txt nd drv!

So, below is a form you can print out and make the pledge yourself.  Sign it and pass it on to your friends.

 

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