Those AT&T commercials that feature kids who have suffered from car accidents as a result of texting while driving literally bring me to tears. I know I’m not alone. To think that one single split second or word in this case can change everything is just too much for any parent to bear.
Raising awareness about an epidemic that injures or kills more
than 100,000 people a year is definitely worth talking about regardless
of if you have teens in your household or not.
How can you spread the word? Several ways. Take the pledge directly on the website
that promises you’ll never text and drive, and encourage everyone in your family and social
networks to do the same. When you tweet out your commitment to the
cause, make sure you use the #itcanwait hashtag and tag @ATT.
conversation early, before they even start driving. If they are of
driving age and if they have an Android phone or Blackberry device,
check out these DriveMode mobile apps that disable calling features
that make it impossible to accept calls while driving. Other platforms
are in development.