AT&T It Can Wait
By: Hombre Kennedy
The "It Can Wait" program started by At&T started in 2010 to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving. In a year there are about 1,300,000 people who die in crashes or road accidents 421,000 of those are caused by the driver being distracted in some way or the other. 11 teenagers die per day due to their texting while driving. A quarter of accidents involves texting while driving in the United States.This campaign first started just out as a text and pledges now it goes around and spreads awareness to schools and communities to show the danger of texting while driving.
The main goal of the It Can Wait movement is to reduce the number of deaths and accidents caused by cellular devices on the road and eliminate any possible situations. The second main goal is to show that texting while driving is the same as drinking and driving if not worse they both can cause server injuries or deaths.
Laws passed about Cell phone usage while Driving
47 states including Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands and D.C ban all drivers from text messaging. No state bans cell phone for all drivers but 38 ban teen drivers from using cell phones. 14 states ban any usage of a cellular device that can be hand held while driving to reduce the risk of accidents and deaths.