If you’ve been reading DivasandDorks.com for a few years, then you know how year after year – AT&T has been leading the change to educate and advocate against the dangers of distracted driving. As a matter of fact, AT&T has invested thousand of man hours and dollars in programming events, research and even partnering with Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile to spread the message that when it comes to multitasking while behind the wheel – It Can Wait.
AT&T has expanded the It Can Wait campaign from a focus on texting while driving to include major smartphone driving distractions like tweeting, snapping selfies and checking email from behind the wheel.
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New research from AT&T shows nearly 4-in-10 smartphone users tap into social media while driving. Almost 3-in-10 surf the net, and surprisingly, 1-in-10 video chat. 7-in-10 people engage in smartphone activities while driving. While texting and emailing are still on the top of the list for distracted driving activities but now Facebook tops the list, with more than 25% of those surveyed admitted to using the app while driving.
AT&T is using the survey findings to help drive awareness of the dangers of smartphone use behind the wheel, and to encourage life-saving behavior change. AT&T’s working with social platforms and will launch a nationwide virtual reality tour this summer to show smartphone users that there’s no such thing as safe driving while using a smartphone. Twitter has even jumped on board with AT&T to share messages about the dangers of smartphone use behind the wheel.
Samsung, Bose and Google will support the immersive tour experience, which will be delivered through Samsung Gear VR, with premium sound from Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones. Google Cardboard will make it possible for people to use their own smartphones to see the 3D virtual reality program.
Since 2010 the “It Can Wait” program has helped drive awareness of the dangers of texting while driving and has inspired more than 6.5 million pledges not to text and drive.
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This next chapter in the fight against distracted driving is dedicated to spreading the word about the dangers of texting, snapping selfies, checking Facebook and Twitter from behind the wheel – No smartphone distraction is worth a terrible accident, or worse – losing a life.
To help spread awareness about the new leaders of distracted driving, DivasandDorks.com has teamed up with AT&T to give away an amazing It Can Wait prize pack which includes a Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, selfie stick, Beats By Dre Pill and more (EST value: $1000). Enter for your chance to win below and help spread the message that when it comes to using your smartphone while on the road, “No ___ is worth a life” – It Can Wait!
This sponsored post & giveaway is brought to you by AT&T – It Can Wait and Distracted Driving.
Did You Know: Those who send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash. Take the pledge to never text and drive now at itcanwait.com, become an advocate for change and you could win an incredible prize!
We all know texting and driving is wrong, but now AT&T wants to reward those who take the pledge to eliminate texting and driving with a Samsung Galaxy SIII prize pack! Find out how you could win below! Last month, we at Divas and Dorks encouraged our readers to take the “It Can Wait” pledge and now, with AT&T we want to reward our readers with a fantastic prize for sharing a fantastic message!
What does the “It Can Wait” pledge mean?
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 never to text and drive and will take action to educate others about the dangers of texting while driving. No Text Is Worth The Risk. It Can Wait.
See what it’s like to text and drive from the phone’s view, check out the video the video below:
The message is simple. When it comes to texting and driving, it can wait. If you’re an AT&T customer; you can download the DriveMode app that will help increase safety on the road. By temporarily limiting the features on your phone such as silencing notifications and setting up auto-replies, the DriveMode App will help you stay focused on the road. When your phone is in DriveMode text messages and emails cannot be read or composed. It allows you to call a limited number of people and access a one music and one navigation app of your choice. You can download the app at the Google Play Store HERE
Take the It Can Wait Pledge HERE and ENTER to win an exclusive Red AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III pack HERE!
The Samsung Galaxy SIII Prize pack includes:
- A Samsung Galaxy S III (AT&T Exclusive Red color)
- An “It Can Wait” phone case for your Samsung Galaxy S III (black with white “It Can Wait” logo)
- An “It Can Wait” tee shirt
- Two “It Can Wait” stickers
- Two “It Can Wait” thumb rings – to remind you not to text
- A coupon for SkinIt for a free large skin
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