IT CAN

 

 

WAIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Keep your eyes in the road, not the

 

phone." 

 

 

 

 

By: Hailey Bochette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   -In 2010, AT&T started the It Can Wait Campaign.

 

 

  -It's goal is to get people to pledge to always have your

 

eyes on the road when driving and not on your phone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   -With today's technologies, it is becoming easier to

 

communicate with others. It can vary from Facebook,

 

Instagram, Twitter, or a simple text. Because of this, drivers-

 

more directly, teens and milenials- are getting distracted

 

from the road to look at their notifications. This causes severe

 

wrecks and injuries each year.

 

 

   -This campaign focuses on young drivers to never text

 

and drive; "No life is worth losing over a text or call while

 

driving somewhere."

 

Laws and Legislations

 

 

 

  Drive Mode

 

    -AT&T has been abale to launch an app that Android and Apple users can use. It silences notifications and auto-replies when the driver can't respond. 

 

   -It has recieved more than 10 million downloads.

 

 

  Laws in South Carolina

 

   -Child Passenger Safety

         -Requires car seats for infans and children based on age, weight, and height.

         -Requires that all children sit in the back seat.

 

 

   -Distracted Driving

         -Bans cell phone use by novice and school bus drivers.

 

   -Graduated Driver Licensing

         -Bans cell phone use by novice drivers

         -Resrtrict night time driving while having a drivers permit.

         -Resrtictions on the number of passengers during the time that the driver has a drivers permit.

 

 

   -Drunk Driving

         -Ignition interlock law that requires all or some convicted druck drivers to install interlocks in their cars to analyze their breath.

 

 

       

   

 

 

 

   

 

How To Support

 

 

 

~Advertise the campaign through social

 

media and sites using the #ItCanWait

 

 

~Go to the website 

 

www.itcanwait.com and take

 

the pledge not to text and drive 

 

 

~Download the tool kit from the

 

website to spread the word of how dangerous it

 

is behind the wheel.

 

 

~Encourage people in your community to save

 

a life by putting their cell phones and other

 

hand-held devices while they are driving 

 

 

~Host a community fun-run to raise awareness

 

to the cause of the campaign 

 

 

~Show it off by wearing a costumized shirt of

 

the campaign

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources

 

-www.itcanwait.com

 

-www.ghsa.org