The It Can Wait campaign began in 2010, when smartphone, began to become a huge ditraction. This lead to AT&T launchin an app, that help the driver stay focused on the road. The app allows the driver to be foucused on the road, while driving. When the user recieves a text message or phone call, the app auto replies. It send a text message to the people trying to contact you, to let them know that you can not talk right now because you are driving.
When and where it all began?
In 2014, more than 500 It Can Wait events and
engagements took place around teh country. Many of these events took place in September, leading up to the annual national day of action on Septerber 19th. These events adn engagements included writing contest with high schools, statement of unity signings, social media events and more. During these events AT&T brought a texting-while-driving simulator to 128 stops in2014. This allowed almost 8,000 people to experience the dangers of texting and driving first hand.
Where is their focus heading?
Hand-held Cell Phone Use: 14 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands prohibit all drivers from using hand-held cell phones while driving. All are primary enforcement laws—an officer may cite a driver for using a hand-held cell phone without any other traffic offense taking place.
Is there any existing laws, legislation that the group has achieved as a result of their efforts?