Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Those text messages ‘can wait’ till you pull over!WirelessED partner AT&T is spending tens of millions of dollars to bring attention to the serious road-safety problem of texting while driving. The company's campaign urges us to stop texting while driving and join with others tomorrow (Sept. 19) to make a lifelong commitment to stop forever. Go to It Can Wait and take the no-texting-and-driving pledge. Share your commitment with others via Twitter (#itcanwait) and Facebook. A recent survey by the company found that 97% of teens say they know that texting is dangerous, and:
- 75% of teens surveyed say that texting while driving is “common” among their friends;
- Almost all teens (89%) expect a reply to a text or email within five minutes or less;
- And 77% of teens report seeing their parents text while driving.