This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with AT&T and Latina Bloggers Connect. All comments and opinions are my own.
Take out your cell phone.
Look at the last text you sent.
Mine says, ” Who this?” (Yea, I should be texting because I sound like a gangster.)
That message or any other message is not worth my life or someone else’s life.
According to Car and Driver magazine, the braking reaction time of someone who was over the legal blood-alcohol limit is four feet and the braking reaction time of someone sending a text is 70 feet. Can you believe that?
AT&T has a cool Driving Simulator Game. As you drive it has text that you need to respond to. You may be surprised by what can happen when your attention is divided between two things.
Once you’ve taken the test hop on over to It Can’t Wait website and take the pledge.
The pledge basically says, “No text message, email, website or video is worth the risk of endangering my life or the lives of others on the road. I pledge to never text and drive and will take action to educate others about the dangers of texting while driving.” This campaign is driving awareness to this problem and ultimately attitudes and behaviors are changing. The goal is to make texting and driving as unacceptable as drinking and driving. Since the movement was launched in 2009, more than 2M no-texting-while-driving pledges have been logged through ItCanWait.com, social sites including Facebook, text-to-pledge and events.
Watch this true story about a life lost because of texting:
Now to end on a lighter note, another great reason why not to text and drive is because you may be misunderstood.
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