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AT&T Calls on All Drivers to Take its Never Text and Drive Pledge

AT&T stresses danger of distracted driving with its anti-texting while driving campaign

As Labor Day weekend comes to a close, so too does the state’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.  However, the Pennsylvania State Police is on the lookout for drunk drivers 365-days-a-year.  The police are also focused on stopping distracted drivers from taking to the PA highways.  Now, AT&T is helping all law enforcement by raising the bar on its anti-texting campaign.  AT&T is warning of the serious dangers caused by texting and driving and is urging all drivers to take its “Never Text and Drive” pledge.

AT&T’s message is simple: “When it comes to texting and driving, it can wait.” On its website, AT&T presents the pledge as follows:

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.

AT&T has designated Sept. 19 as the day to join with others to make a lifelong commitment to never text and drive again.

“Distracted driving is an epidemic on our roadways, and we need people all across America to take action in their communities to help put a stop to it,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. “I applaud AT&T for taking on this issue with the ‘It Can Wait’ campaign, and I thank them for helping to spread the word that no text or email is worth the risk.”

According to AT&T, the company is working with TV and music personalities to deliver a strong no-texting-while-driving message via TV ads, concerts, public appearances, Twitter (#itcanwait) and Facebook.  American Idol Season 11 finalists, along with Ryan Seacrest, have taken the stop texting and driving message on tour with them and are spreading the word to tour-goers.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports in 2010 alone, over 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving crashes in the United States.

Our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys encourage everyone to heed the call by AT&T and to take the pledge to stop texting while driving.  There is no message worth risking your life over.   Our attorneys cannot stress enough the dangers of texting while driving.  Please stay fully focused and alert when behind the wheel.

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