What is the AT It Can Wait campaign?
That’s why we’re asking everyone to join us in pledging to never text and drive. This initiative focuses on educating people – especially teens – about the dangers of texting and driving. The message is simple, yet vital: When it comes to texting and driving, it can wait.
How many people have taken the It Can Wait pledge?
AT’s OBJECTIVE Over the years, AT has turned ‘It Can Wait’ into a social movement, achieving tremendous success by inspiring over 36 million Americans to take the pledge, but the work is not done.
Why you pledge not to text and drive?
Of all the activities associated with distracted driving, sending text messages is the most dangerous. A person is 23 times more likely to have a motor vehicle crash while sending a text message than if they were only driving. That number towers over the other activities associated with distracted driving.
What does #itcanwait mean?
The Meaning of “It Can Wait” The message is simple: Do you need to send or read a text while driving? It can wait until you reach your destination. In other words, don’t text and drive. If the situation is urgent, find a safe place to pull over before picking up your phone.
How do you tell someone not to text and drive?
If you don’t feel comfortable telling a driver to quit texting outright, try hinting:”Would you like me to type for you since you’re driving?” Or, since more states are handing out tickets for texting and driving, you could say, “I’ve seen a lot of cops out today, you might not want to text right now.” Or point out …
When driving with your cell phone you should?
Keep all phone conversations short. Stop in a safe parking area before using your phone. Use a hands-free device and keep both hands on the steering wheel. Explanation Instead of driving while distracted, you should stop in a safe parking area before using your cell phone.
Is texting and driving worse than drinking and driving?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), texting while driving is six times more dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol.
How much more likely are you to crash if you text while driving?
Texting while driving is 6x more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk. Answering a text takes away your attention for about five seconds. Traveling at 55 mph, that’s enough time to travel the length of a football field. Texting while driving causes a 400 percent increase in time spent with eyes off the road.
How can you stop someone from using your phone while driving?
Turn off your cell phone when you get in your vehicle and turn it back on when you are done driving. Place the cell phone out of your reach while driving – even in the trunk, until you can avoid the temptation. If you can’t turn your phone off, put it on vibrate or silent mode. Do not send or read texts or emails.