Nine Americans are killed every day from motor vehicle accidents that involve distracted driving, such as using a cellphone and texting. The probability that a motor vehicle crash involved a cell phone is one in four. Yet, despite these statistics, 33 percent of U.S. drivers ages 18 to 64 surveyed admitted to reading or writing text messages while driving.
“It Can Wait” is a national movement urging drivers to visit www.ItCanWait.com, where they can pledge to keep their eyes on the road, not on their phones, and share their pledges via Twitter (#ItCanWait) and Facebook. Since its launch in 2010, the campaign has helped increase awareness of the dangers of texting while driving to about 90 percent for all audiences surveyed.
Join the more than 7.2 million people who have already taken the pledge not to text and drive and remember “It Can Wait”.