Texting “I Love You” Changed a Family’s Life Forever! #ItCanWait
Over the summer, I have talked about AT&T and a new campaign they have called “It Can Wait.” What can wait? Texting can wait! We’ve seen in television shows what can happen when someone’s texting (Quinn in an episode of Glee), but have we really seen what can happen in real life? Let me introduce you to Chandler, featured in the video below.
I don’t know about you, but I was almost in tears from watching this 32 second video. What if I were in Chandler’s position? Is a text saying “I love you” worth the lives of 3 innocent children? The answer is NO!!
While some may say, “Just don’t do it” without any hesitation, it might be a challenge for others. Thanks to the inspiration of friends and family, I have a few tips on how to avoid the temptation of texting and driving:
1 – Airplane Mode. Put your phone into Airplane Mode while you’re driving. This will prevent any text messages or phone calls from coming through while you’re on the road.
2 – Put it away. Store your cell phone in your purse or glovebox so that it is out of your reach. This will eliminate any temptation you may have to pick up your home and read a text or respond to a text.
3 – Power Off. Turning your phone off while your driving may eliminate any temptation all together! Turn your phone back on when you’ve reached your destination.
4 – Silence. Silencing your phone may also be helpful. If you can’t hear the text come through, you won’t be tempted to respond.
5 – Watch the video. Sometimes it doesn’t really click until you see a real-life after effect that was the result of texting and driving. What if that were you or your family were killed because someone was texting? What if you killed them because you were texting?
Make the decision that no text is worth a life! You can take the AT&T It Can Wait Pledge today! Join me and others around the country in saying “It Can Wait.”
What do you do to avoid texting while driving?