September 19th – It Can Wait Drive 4 Pledges Day!

By Shannon Gurnee
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September 19, 2013
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Today was an awesome and inspirational day!  After a summer long ambassadorship with AT&T and the It Can Wait Campaign, I had the opportunity to host an amazing luncheon with friends.  Many of them had only heard of the It Can Wait Campaign via posts on The Mommy-Files and were VERY excited about spreading the word to NOT TEXT AND DRIVE!

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Today (September 19th), It Can Wait cell phone carriers and advocates (like me) teamed up to take the movement to the next level.  This nationwide day of action gave us the opportunity to help encourage every driver to make a commitment not to text and drive – and recruit others to do the same.  Social media become an integral part of the success of It Can Wait.  Tools like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram allow us to reach more people, engage new audiences and encourage more people to take the pledge.

Here are a few interesting facts about the It Can Wait program:

–  More than 100,000 texting-related accidents every year result in injuries or deaths

– Texting and driving makes you 23 times more likely to be in an accident

– 90% of teens say they’d stop texting and driving if a friend in the car simply asked them

– 43% of teens admit to texting and driving

– 49% of adult commuters admit to texting and driving

– 77% of teens say that adults tell them not to text and drive, but do it themselves “all the time”

AT&T created It Can Wait, a national movement to end texting and driving, and it’s making a difference.  Be sure to head over and take the pledge today!

 

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Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

2 Responses to “September 19th – It Can Wait Drive 4 Pledges Day!”

  1. I do not text and drive is is so dangerous. I’m glad there are campaigns like this to bring more attention to such a big problem.

  2. ellen beck says:

    This is one program I really support and I hope everyone heeds the warning not to text and drive. I cant teell you how many young people our town has lost due to texting ..

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