It Can Wait Pledge LogoMy son wrote a term paper on texting with driving. He wrote it twice for high school, elaborating the second time. Then when he graduated to college, he recycled the paper once again. So after three term papers, and a ton of research, you would think that the message of NO TEXTING WHILE DRIVING would have been driven home! Right? Oh wait – you saw he was a male in his twenties right? Ha! He was doing it just the other day and with me right there in the car!! That is so dangerous! This campaign hits home with me and I am glad to be a part of it!

Did You Know?

  • Those who send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a car crash.
  • Of all cell phone related tasks while driving- including talking, dialing or reaching for the phone- texting while driving is the most dangerous.
  • In 2010, texting while driving increased 50% in one year and 2 out of every 10 drivers say they’ve sent text messages or e-mails while behind the wheel- despite the rush by states to ban the practice.

When drivers read or send a text message, their reaction time is doubled; and when asked to respond to a flashing light while texting behind the wheel, drivers were more than 11 times more likely to miss the light altogether.

Take the Pledge!

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. No text is worth the risk. It Can Wait.

To pledge, visit: www.itcanwait.com. In addition to the pledge, read stories about texting and driving, learn interesting facts and take the texting and driving simulator to see where you stand.