Verizon Supports ‘It Can Wait’ Campaign Urging Drivers Not to Text & Drive

 
Formore than a decade, responsible driving has been a cause very dear to Verizon Wireless. Now, Verizon has teamed up with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile to support the It Can Wait campaign that urges drivers to pledge not to text and drive and provides resources and tools to help prevent distracted driving. For those drivers tempted to respond to messages while behind the wheel, Verizon Wireless encourages the use of the Safely Go app, which allows users to lock their phones and send automatic texts alerting others that they are driving safely. The app also has the ability to route calls through Bluetooth and other hands-free accessories.
HelpVerizon spread the message of the It Can Wait campaign, by encouraging social media users to take a stand against texting and driving by using the hashtags #ItCanWait and #ItWaited on their social media profiles. Users can actively participate in responsible driving by pulling over to text or email and then share the rewarding moments they experience while safely using their devices, using the hashtag #ItWaited and tagging any of the following Twitter accounts: @VZWSheldon, @VZWEsme, @VZWjohno, @VZWMelanie or @VZWmike.
Whenit comes to texting and driving, the message is simple: It Can Wait. For more information about the It Can Wait campaign and initiative, visit http://www.itcanwait.com

Verizon Supports ‘It Can Wait’ Campaign Urging Drivers Not to Text & Drive

 

Formore than a decade, responsible driving has been a cause very dear to Verizon Wireless. Now, Verizon has teamed up with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile to support the It Can Wait campaign that urges drivers to pledge not to text and drive and provides resources and tools to help prevent distracted driving. For those drivers tempted to respond to messages while behind the wheel, Verizon Wireless encourages the use of the Safely Go app, which allows users to lock their phones and send automatic texts alerting others that they are driving safely. The app also has the ability to route calls through Bluetooth and other hands-free accessories.


HelpVerizon spread the message of the It Can Wait campaign, by encouraging social media users to take a stand against texting and driving by using the hashtags #ItCanWait and #ItWaited on their social media profiles. Users can actively participate in responsible driving by pulling over to text or email and then share the rewarding moments they experience while safely using their devices, using the hashtag #ItWaited and tagging any of the following Twitter accounts: @VZWSheldon, @VZWEsme, @VZWjohno, @VZWMelanie or @VZWmike.


Whenit comes to texting and driving, the message is simple: It Can Wait. For more information about the It Can Wait campaign and initiative, visit http://www.itcanwait.com

Safe Drivers Act Of 2011

Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) recently introduced the Safe
Drivers Act of 2011
(H.R. 2333), which will require the U.S.
Department of Transportation to study the impact of in-vehicle
wireless phone use and recommend legislative activity based on the findings.
Peter Davidson, Verizon Senior Vice President of federal government
relations said, “We applaud Rep. McCarthy for introducing the Safe
Drivers Act of 2011. While mobile devices bring great benefits to
Americans’ lives, they must be used responsibly while driving. We’re
pleased that Congresswoman McCarthy is championing this public safety
measure, and we fully support her efforts to enact the Safe Drivers
Act of 2011.”

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