Don’t Text And Drive Pledge

Take the pledge to become a safer driver and put an end to texting while driving.
I pledge not to text and drive – because a distracted driver is a dangerous driver.

I pledge not to text and drive – because it takes my attention away from the road for 5 seconds, which at 55 MPH is like driving the length of a football field blindfolded.

I pledge not to text and drive – because a texting driver is 23% more likely to crash than a non-texting driver.

I pledge not to text and drive – because nearly 6,000 deaths and half-million injuries are caused by distracted drivers.

Because of the dangers of texting and driving, I pledge to keep myself and others safe by not using my cell phone while driving. I also pledge to tell my family and friends to join me in taking this pledge.

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  1. I agree…and I also just read that the CDC just reported that 60% of older teens routinely Text and Drive. I think its starting to become clear that legislation has value in raising public awareness in forums like this one but it will be difficult to solely legislate our way out of this issue. I also read that over 3/4 of teens text daily – many text more than 4000 times a month. New college students no longer have email addresses! They use texting and Facebook – even with their professors. Tweens (ages 9 -12) send texts to each other from their bikes.

    I decided to do something about distracted driving after my three year old daughter was nearly run down right in front of me by a texting driver. Instead of a shackle that locks down phones and alienates the user, I built a texting asset called OTTER that is a simple and intuitive GPS based, texting auto reply app for smartphones. While driving, OTTER silences those distracting call ringtones and chimes unless a bluetooth is enabled. The texting auto reply allows anyone to schedule a ‘texting blackout period’ in any situation like a meeting or a lecture without feeling disconnected. This software is a social messaging tool for the end user that also empowers this same individual to be a sustainably safer driver.

    Erik Wood, owner
    OTTER app
    do one thing well… be great.

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