A survey we commissioned indicates that while 97 percent of teens know texting while driving is dangerous, 43 percent of them admit to sending a text while driving — and 75 percent say the practice is common among their friends.
Tell them. Show them. Stop them. Distracted driving kills and texting while driving falls into that category. Show your teens, your friends, your loved ones, and strangers the video below. Thank the people who bared all by showing them that their message is being heard. For me. For you. For your children.
AT&T Don’t Text While Driving Documentary
Download the FREE AT&T DriveModeTM App to set your phone to remind you that NO text is worth dying for and more importantly NO TEXT is worth KILLING or harming an innocent person for.
How to Use the AT&T DriveMode App
Texting takes your attention off the road for an average of 5 seconds? If you’re travelling at 55 mph, that’s the equivalent of driving blind the length of a football field and that’s not acceptable. AT&T offers a free app to help you resist the temptation to text/talk while driving with AT&T DriveMode. When downloaded and activated, AT&T DriveMode automatically sends a customizable reply to incoming texts – notifying the sender that the user is driving and unable to respond. The auto-response is similar to an “out-of-office” email alert. It also allows you to preprogram five “emergency” numbers that can get through and 911 is always available for outgoing calls.
Sadly the app is only available for AT&T customers and requires a compatible device. Download the app at the Android Market, BlackBerry App World™and AT&T AppCenter, with more supporting operating systems planned in the coming months.
I did a quick search and couldn’t find a similar app by the other cell providers. Let’s hope they take AT&T’s lead and develop ones for their users. Until then, please use self-restraint and drive safely.
Not convinced that texting is dangerous? Visit the online driving simulator at www.itcanwait.com and experience the dangers of texting while driving. Then take the pledge. I did.