If you’ve been watching TV lately, chances are you’ve seen the video above, or one like it.
Produced by AT&T, the It Can Wait campaign aims to raise awareness about the dangers and consequences of texting while driving. The commercials are running during the Olympics and fall season premieres. AT&T hopes to reach drivers during the summer, which is an especially dangerous time on the road.
A thorough campaign, the It Can Wait website includes short-form commercials, a ten-minute documentary, downloadable educational materials, and a way to pledge officially that you will not text and drive.
They also offer a free app for certain smartphones that can help curb the temptation to check text messages while driving. Here’s a preview of that app, called AT&T DriveMode:
While the DriveMode app seems like a great offer, you can also take your own precautions by at least silencing your phone in the car and keeping the screen out of sight in case it shows a message has come in.
As car accident lawyers in Memphis, TN, we see the dangers of texting while driving all the time. We know how hazardous this simple distraction can be, and how much hurt it can cause for you and your loved ones.
If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a texting while driving accident that wasn’t your fault, our attorneys may be able to help you get compensation for your loss. Contact us today to discuss your situation for free.