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(Sponsored) Texting While Driving Causes “100 Deadliest Days” #ItCanWait

This post has been sponsored in part by the “IT CAN WAIT” program which focuses on educating people – especially teens – about the dangers of texting and driving. The message is simple, yet vital: When it comes to texting and driving, it can wait.  For more information visit ItCanWait.com.

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Did you know that more and more automobile crashes & fatalities are caused by texting while driving?  Even more than drunk driving and freak accidents COMBINED.  The majority of all texting while driving mishaps are made by young adults and teens.  That’s why AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint have joined forces to battle against “texting while driving” during the “100 Deadliest Days” this summer.  May until September, is projected to have the most texting while driving related accidents than any other time of year and DivasandDorks.com wants you to spread the word, take the pledge & stand up against the dangers of texting while driving.

 

Those who read and send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash.  That’s why we’re committed to putting an end to texting and driving. We’re focused on educating everyone on the dangers of texting while driving.  Our goal is to save lives and make texting and driving as unacceptable as drinking and driving because no text is worth dying for.

Texting while driving is an epidemic, and it’s not isolated to teen drivers. It affects adults as well. A recent survey shows business commuters know texting while driving is unsafe, but they still engage in these behaviors. In fact, they are texting and driving more than they used to.

  • Six in 10 commuters said they never texted while driving three years ago.  Nearly half of commuters admit to texting while driving, which is more than teens.
  • 49 percent of commuters self-report texting while driving, compared to 43 percent2 of teens.

Despite knowing the riskss, 98 percent said sending a text or email while driving isn’t safe.

For many, it has become a habit.  More than 40 percent of those who admitted to texting while driving called it a habit.

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All summer long, we’ll be sharing apps, tips, infographics and tricks to help you resist the urge of texting while driving and ways to urge others that when it comes to texting while driving, “It Can Wait.”

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