ALBANY, GA (WALB) – One of the wireless phone industry leaders is pointing out the dangers of texting while driving.
AT&T has launched a nationwide ad and marketing campaign to educate people about the dangers of texting while driving. Studies show that you are 23% more likely to have a crash of a safety incident.
AT&T is putting covers on their phones, advertising, and social networking on the Internet to push their safety message, there is no text worth dying over.
"There is nothing worth that last text message," said AT&T Regional DirectorCourtney Brinson. "So just wait. Wait until you are at your destination, then read your messages or text."
AT&T started with themselves. Their 280,000 employees are prohibited from texting and driving. Their ad campaign starts today.
Click HERE to link to AT&T"S online education resources.
More info from AT&T-
AT&T has put together materials for our public campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving. Below are links to the YouTube spots created. They feature real life stories of those whose lives have been dramatically changed as a result of text messaging while driving.
The brief videos show a text message that was either sent or received right before an accident and offer a powerful look at how something as insignificant as a text message can alter someone's life forever.
AT&T also has launched a Facebook application. Friends can share this application with one another to encourage each other to take the pledge to not text and drive. AT&T will also be promoting the pledge via a "twitition" on Twitter to ask followers to rally around the cause.
You can follow @ShareATT on Twitter. In addition, to honor those taking the pledge, AT&T will contribute $250,000 to one or more non-profit organizations focused on youth safety and will announce the selected non-profit organization(s) at the start of National Youth Safety Month in May.