Gadgets, apps and plenty of other shiny things you probably don’t need– Cellular Chloe is here to share the latest and greatest wireless wonders!
Every week Cellular Chloe shares technology that makes our lives better, but today she might be SAVING lives, as she presents the reasons why no one should text and drive.
All the major carriers– Verizon, T-Mobil, Sprint and AT&T launched a campaign called “It Can Wait,” which is gaining more and more attention in its message to get people to stop texting and driving. It’s very important, because texting and driving is getting bad… In 2011, about 100,000 accidents were a result of texting, and now 23% of accidents are attributed to texting and driving.
As part of the It Can Wait campaign, you can visit their website, take the pledge to not text and drive, watch videos and download artwork to show your support for this important cause.
But there’s more you can do, as well, and Chloe has some tips for responsible driving for all you Gadgetistas:
- Put the It Can Wait sticker on your car. It makes for a great reminder, and a visual warning sign the next time you pull out the phone to text while in the car.
- Apps like DriveSafe.ly are awesome– it’s a service that will auto-respond to a text message telling the person contacting you that you are driving and will respond as soon as you can.
- Put the phone on silent and put it in the back seat– if it’s out of sight, it will be out of mind.
- If for whatever reason you have an emergency and need to contact someone, call them instead using Bluetooth, which is a feature in virtually all newer cars these days, providing total hands-free communication.