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PLEDGE to NOT Text and Drive: It Can Wait ~ Try the DriveMode App
Is that picture above just like you or someone you know?
There is someone in my life who texts a lot. She texts a lot while she is driving and this really scares me! Everyone close to her has asked her to put down her phone several times and for a while, she usually does but then she goes back to her texting while driving ways.
Did you know that Texting While Driving causes 1.6 million accidents per year, 11 teen deaths EVERY DAY and Nearly 25% of ALL car accidents?
Texting While Driving is about 6 times more likely to cause an accident than driving intoxicated and in fact, is the same as driving after 4 beers plus is the number one driving distraction reported by teen drivers.
Texting While Driving means you are 23X more likely to crash, is the same as driving blind for 5 seconds at a time, takes place by 800,000 drivers at any given time across the country and slows your brake reaction speed by 18% – HumanFactors & Ergonomics Society
AT&T has started the It Can Wait campaign. The It Can Wait campaign aims to save lives while at the same time teaching people to put down their phones!
WHAT IS DRIVEMODE FROM AT&T
AT&T’s app designed to prevent texting while driving, DriveMode, used to only be available for Android devices. However, AT&T announced last month that it’s now available for iOS, making it the first free no-texting-while-driving application for iPhone that’s offered by a major U.S. wireless carrier. To learn how to use the DriveMode app, check out this video.
We all know about the dangers of texting while driving yet many continue to do it anyway. Download the app today!