This is a sponsored post as part of the It Can Wait Campaign.
I love when companies can work together to achieve such a noble cause and I’m proud to be a part of it. I’m going to be writing about the It Can Wait 100 Deadliest Days of Teen Driving a lot because I really want to raise awareness about NOT using your phone while you are driving. It’s not safe!!!
"The It Can Wait campaign is a meaningful way for Verizon to continue its work on this important issue,” said Verizon Wireless president and chief executive officer Dan Mead. “Texting and driving is a serious social challenge and we look forward to partnering with leading organizations and experts around the world to answer it."
“As a longstanding advocate of keeping wireless consumers focused on driving, Sprint is proud to participate in the ‘It Can Wait’ campaign,” said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse. “Sprint will continue to promote education of responsible driving behavior through our sponsorship events, social media channels and thousands of retail stores nationwide.”
“Mobile technology connects us in many cool ways, but adults and teens need to put it on hold while behind the wheel,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile US, Inc. “Knowing the risks is not enough. By simply putting the phone down, thousands of tragedies can be prevented every year. It’s time to end texting while driving – for good.”
Texting while driving is an epidemic, and it’s not isolated to teen drivers. It affects adults as well. A recent AT&T survey shows business commuters know texting while driving is unsafe, but they still engage in these behaviors.
They are texting and driving more than they used to.
- Six in 10 commuters said they never texted while driving three years ago.
Nearly half of commuters admit to texting while driving, which is more than teens.
- 49 percent of commuters self-report texting while driving, compared to 43 percent of teens.
Despite knowing the risks.
- 98 percent said sending a text or email while driving isn’t safe.
For many, it has become a habit.
- More than 40 percent of those who admitted to texting while driving called it a habit
Visit Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and ItCanWait.com. to stay on top of the 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers and remind them to leave their phone alone while driving, and you might need to remind yourself too, I know I do!