As the parent of a teen who is learning to drive, my biggest fear is the texting and driving. I know that no one means to get in the car, text and die or kill someone, but sometimes that beep of the phone is too much to resist. But, IT CAN WAIT!!!

Disclosure: I received the same “It Can Wait” prize pack that I am giving away in this post. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own. This is an issue that is near and dear to my heart.

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I’ve been sitting here thinking of the words to write in the post and nothing seemed right. I went to the AT&T It Can Wait website and found a ton of videos by kids, parents, experts & police officers. I picked out a few that moved me the most.

It’s Just Sad

This first video will have you in tears. This is a parent’s worst nightmare. How one text can change your life.

 

How often have we all glanced at a text? It Can Wait!

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Texting While Driving Crash

This next video depicts a crash and is quite the eye opener….

 

How often have you read a quick text while in the car? or tried to answer a quick text? It Can Wait!

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Adults and Texting While Driving

You may not have kids or have teens and you’re thinking this doesn’t pertain to you, but did you know that more adults text while driving than teens? That statistic alarms me.

AT&T conducted a survey recently and this video shows some of the scary stats….

Adult Texting While Driving Infographic

And here is an Infographic with the info

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ENDED!   AT&T has provided one(1) It Can Wait prize pack which includes: Samsung Galaxy SIII, a phone case, t-shirt, stickers, and thumbbands.

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AT&T DriveMode Android App

I have the AT&T DriveMode app on my phone and I encourage you to download and use it too. The app limits what you can do on your phone while you are driving and will send an auto text response when you receive a text.

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My kids and I spend a lot of time discussing texting while driving and I lead by example. If I get a text while I’m driving, I either pull over to look at it and respond or I have someone else in the car read it to me and respond.

Disclosure: I received the same “It Can Wait” prize pack that I am giving away in this post. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own. This is an issue that is near and dear to my heart.

How do you teach your kids about texting and driving?

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