AT&T Launches the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer for Teenage Drivers – Take the Pledge Today!
This is a post is part of a sponsored campaign I am participating in with AT&T. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.
School is out for summer!! What does that mean for teen drivers? That means more driving and more being on the cell phone, hopefully not at the same time. Did you know that those who read and send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash? A split second’s decision or glance at one’s phone could change someone’s life forever. That’s a pretty scary fact!
If you watch Glee, you probably remember the episode where Rachel and Finn were at the Courthouse waiting for Quinn (a bridesmaid) to arrive so they could be married by the Justice of the Peace. Rachel texted Quinn asking her where she was at and Quinn looked down for a split second to reply, not seeing the truck coming at her in the intersection from the driver’s side. The next thing we know is that it goes dark and flashes forward to her moving around the school in wheelchair, with the possibility she could be in it for the rest of her life. I don’t know about you, but I thought it was an extremely powerful message and I did not want to have that happen to me or anybody else around me.
Memorial Day marked the beginning of the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer for Teen Drivers and we want as many people possible (both teens and adults) to take the It Can Wait Pledge before the National Pledge Day on September 19th, 2013. With the It Can Wait Pledge, AT&T is committed to putting an end to texting and driving. They are focused on educating the public – especially teens – on the dangers of texting and driving. After all, no text is worth dying for. In fact, AT&T’s goal is to save lives and make texting and driving as unacceptable as drinking and driving.
I encourage you and your family to watch these real-life, heart-felt videos and then Take the It Can Wait Pledge. Together, we can make a change! Be sure to follow AT&T and the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer for new information and stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.