Tuesday, January 1, 2013

No Text on Board - It Can Wait AT&T Giveaway!

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Start your New Year off by pledging No Texting and Driving for safer New Year! AT&T's campaign - It Can Wait has over one million and counting pledges for no texting while driving.  PLEDGE HERE to never text while driving!


Every time I go out I have to swerve at least once to avoid someone not driving safely,  they are either texting or chatting on their cell phones. Everytime. And I must say the majority of the time it is moms, dads and young adults...not teens, doing the driving and texting!

There is no text or phone call that cannot wait! 

Those who send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash.
Of all cell phone related tasks — including talking, dialing, or reaching for the phone — texting while driving is the most dangerous.

When drivers read or send a text message, their reaction time is doubled. When asked to respond to a flashing light while texting behind the wheel, drivers were more than 11 times more likely to miss the light altogether.

 
This Texting and Driving video shows that It Can Wait!

In my opinion texting and/or talking on the phone when you are with your spouse and/or with the kids is just plain rude. You are in the car togetherEnjoy each other.  Talk.  Laugh. Sing (if you must).   Chat about your day, ask them about theirs and actually listen to what they are saying. 

Manners matter.   And in this case - bad manners are down right dangerous!

So join me and take the pledge to NEVER text and/or talk while you drive! Your kids will thank you for both setting a good example and keeping them safe.

Resources for talking about no texting while driving with your teen.


Enter to win AT&T's It Can Wait prize pack including a Samsung Galaxy SIII!

 Prize is sent by company, little island studios is not responsible for product or shipping.



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48 comments:

Young At Heart Mommy said...

My daughter is only approaching four so I have not needed to have the talk with her yet. But as a parent I do set the right example by not texting while driving and putting the phone away when we enter the car.

Young At Heart Mommy said...

The video is definitely a reality check. I remember seeing it for the first time when I was doing a speech on texting while driving for a school assignment.

Susie Buetow said...

YES we have talked to our kids about texting and even talking on the phone while driving. We are pretty sure they do not do either one. I hope they don't and I trust them but I do know everyone can be stupid. So I pray a lot with 2 teen drivers ;) and can't wait for the to get back home every day.

Susie Buetow said...

The video freaks me out. I don't think that there should be laws against it - we already have enough laws BUT I do wish people would just use their common sense and not text and drive. I"m showing the video to my 3 teens today. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I've got friends who think it is fine to do this. That is why I have taken the pledge.

Madeline Brubaker said...

My daughter doesn't drive yet but we've talked about it.

Anonymous said...

I never text and drive. Good cause and giveaway.

LadyFidza said...

Not only to my kids, but to everybody around me about what bad things could happen in a second of texting and drive.

LadyFidza said...

I wish everybody could pass the video around the social network to alert on how dangerous is texting and driving.

tweetyscute said...

I am always speaking with my kids about texting and driving. The know that I dont tolerate it

Theresa j

Young At Heart Mommy said...

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Young At Heart Mommy said...

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Young At Heart Mommy said...

I commented on the Veggie Pinwheel post.

Elena said...

I told my son that it's very dangerous to text when driving

Elena said...

I watched the video and I think every young (and not only young) driver should watch it.

LadyFidza said...

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Chris T. said...

I don't have kids but I always remind my sister, brother and nieces about the consequences of texting and driving.

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Chris T. said...

The video delivers a very strong message to every drivers especially to teenagers and it should be play at scool to remind the future drivers!

kattbk at hotmail.com

MANDY83 said...

When they are old enough I will definitely tell them.
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MANDY83 said...

I watched the video and I liked how it showed the reality of it.
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jay said...

no kids, but i always remind my friends about it. Thanks for the giveaway and bringing awareness to this!

jay said...

just watched the video. it really delivers the message across well, and i think people will listen and take action!

Dana Pugsley said...

I have talked to my children about texting and driving after I had seen a show on Oprah about it I had not realized it was such an epidemic and YES VERY VERY Dangerous! Great cause and tanks for the opportunity to win

Dana Pugsley said...

A very frightening video. It should be shown in schools starting in Jr High before kids start driving! Although in all honesty, I see adults doing this as well I am glad that many states have laws against it and wish they all did!

Dana Pugsley said...

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natalie s said...

My kids are too young for cell phones and driving but will definitely teach them phone safety!

Shannon K said...

Video shows the realistic version of texting and driving...people get so caught up in the moment they have no clue how long they aren't paying attention. Even one second is too long.

Shannon K said...

Commented on Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese! :)

Also...I will definitely be informing my kids about the dangers of texting and driving when they are old enough.

Justin said...

I hope this campaign reaches a lot of people. The video is a prime example of what happens on a daily basis everywhere. I will definitely be teaching my kids about not texting and driving...lead by example.

John said...

My kids are alittle young to understand but I do explain waht is unsafe and they call me on it when I reach for the phone.

Stephen Gadsby said...

My children are many years away from driving, but I certainly talk to them about the importance of not using a cellular phone while behind the wheel.

Kelly said...

I will when they become driving age.

Shannon K said...

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Brandon Dithrich said...

its very important to talk to your kids about texting and driving its super dangerous! and the video was great thanks for making awareness and doing this awesome contest!

dpandmnms said...

I talk to my kids all the time about texting and driving. They are quick to point out any offenders.

Julie said...

Yes I'm always stressing how important it is to not even check your phone when you're driving

sgumer said...

i do talk to the kids about texting and driving and how dangerous it is. i try to set a good example.

sgumer said...

it is eye opening and you realize how dangerous it can be to take your eyes off the road for anything.

sgumer said...

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Nikibaby219 said...

Definately a wake up call I hope this message can reach more drivers everyday

eclairre said...

yes, i do

linda brooks said...

I think everyone can learn something from this video.

Kenny Fensom said...

not yet

Kenny Fensom said...

informative video

Kenny Fensom said...

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Thomas Murphy said...

Yes I tell my kids they better not be texting while driving.
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Thomas Murphy said...

I Watched the Texting & Driving video and thought it was great, it had lots of good info in it.
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sgumer said...

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