Thursday, July 25, 2013

Blackberry Q10 Giveaway - Don't Text and Drive!



You've all heard it, texting is by far the most distracting and dangerous activity to do while driving. But because texting is a relatively new technology, you probably haven't been involved in or know of people who have been involved in texting while driving accidents. That doesn't mean that you should wait until it becomes prevalent. The time to take action, or rather inaction, is now. Check out ItCanWait.com and see the stories. This one just breaks my heart.



Nowadays, I have been appending this to my text messages: "Don't reply if you're driving!". Clearly no text is so important to risk your life. Check out these other stats from the Kars4Kids.org.



Texting While Driving Infographic

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As part of this campaign, AT&T is giving away the next generation Blackberry Q10® cell phone. With its integrated keyboard, this phone is a texting machine, but only when you're not driving.



*** If you'd like to win an AT&T Blackberry Q10, head over to ItCanWait.com to pledge to never text and drive and enter it in Rafflecopter below (click read more if necessary). Check out the easy ways to earn more entries. The giveaway ends on August 16th at 12:00am and is open to residents of US only. AT&T service is required for these phones. ***



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Special thanks to AT&T for providing the Blackberry phones for the giveaway and myself.  

31 comments:

Catherine Kelly said...

No story to share but had to mention that I love the Ontario law against cell phone use, including texting, while driving. Just wish it was enforced more!

Magpie said...

hell to the yes.

Mami2jcn said...

Luckily no one I know has been hurt by texting and driving. I learned about this campaign the other day and asked my husband if he texts and drives and he said "all the time!". That really shocked me. I thought he knew better than that. I'm going to make him take the pledge.

Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

Elena said...

It's against the law in my state to text or talk on the phone when driving, but I still see people doing that. I wish everyone would stop doing that

Courtney B said...

i cant stand when my husband texts and drives.. major pet peeve

vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

Heather Hayes Panjon said...

I Take A Stand About Texting And Driving, I Never Text And Drive, I Don't Even Drive And Talk! I Always Pull Over To Text Or Place A Call. I Often Remind Others About The Dangers Of Texting And Driving! hthr83heather at yahoo dot com

Asianmommy said...

So dangerous to text and drive. Great thing to spread the message.

This Mama Knows said...

I'm guilty of texting at a stop light...still not a great idea...one time I sat a light quite a while when I was distracted by texting...embarassing and I realized how dumb it was! It could have waited!

Allie G said...

I used to text and drive. But don't anymore. Very dangerous habit

amanda hoffman said...

i watched a woman almost get into a accident while using her phone on the road

steve weber said...

nothing compelling.. I just notice every other car doing it.. PEOPLE.. IT. CAN. WAIT.

peg42 said...

Other than keeping my phone on for emergencies, I never even talk on my phone when driving and wouldn't even consider texting. My teen son, just got his permit and we're teaching him the same. Keep you're phone on for emergencies, but ignore it otherwise. If you need to talk, pull over in a parking lot and never text while behind the wheel.
Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

CricetJean Gentry said...

texting and driving is just as bad as drinking and driving! almost as many deaths occur from each one!

Anonymous said...

Nancy Hilderbrand I never text; when in the car with someone who is driving I answer their texts for them.

Megan Cromes said...

i tok the pledge i am glad i did..ive heard of too many people dying this way!;(

Megan Cromes said...

*took*

Mel said...

No compelling story. I just want to emphasize that we all share the road. Your actions can certainly affect someone else, you may not know them, but it could change not just you, but your family as well as that person's family.

Anonymous said...

my friend;s husband was hit by someone who was texting and driving and was haospitalized for a week

JOSEPH GERSCH JR

Maria B said...

Put the phone in the trunk before you start the car.

Art said...

It can definitely wait, thanks for this blog post.

Anonymous said...

I have read so many stories about texting and driving and people dying. Although, it seems to happen to a lot of people, teens seem to be at risk the most. I used to text and drive all of the time; now, I call instead.

LauraJJ said...

I really dont have a story, but I get so worried about people texting and driving. Even just being on the phone...I see people crossing lines and not paying attention. I wish everyone would just put their phones down and drive!

jenmalonee said...

A teen girl died near my house from texting while driving.

jennifer marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

I do know children in our community that have been fatally injured from texting and driving.
I have taught my children as best I can to Never under any circumstances to text and drive.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

Donny Schlyer said...

I just think it is really sad how many people lost their lives due to texting and driving, at fault or not.

Deb Christie said...

Just last week, I observed a huge dump truck weaving in and out of its lane. I moved to another lane and passed him safely and as I did, I could see his arm on the open window edge, holding his phone and trying to text or punch in a number. It's crazy.

Kim Hardy said...

I dont know any one who has been involved but I am always getting on people about texting and driving!1 Its worse than drunk drivers

MANDY83 said...

I never text and drive because I know I'm not concentrating 100% on driving so its not worthid.

Amanda Sakovitz

susan1215 said...

I never text and drive, recently a 16 year old girl died when her car rammed into the back of a truck when she was texting.

Thomas Murphy said...

about a year ago my GF was texting and driving and she almost got an in accident. She will never do it again.

rounder9834 @yahoo.com

bigvincec said...

One of my friends text and drive and crashed into a tree. Broke his leg and ribs. Text and drive is very dangerous!

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