No Text is Worth a Life: Join the Movement to End Texting While Driving

According to the National Safety Council, more than 100,000 texting-related car crashes occur on our roadways in the U.S. each year – often causing life changing injuries and deaths. United Spinal Association recognizes that these crashes are 100 percent avoidable, which is why we have joined the It Can Wait® campaign to end texting while driving.

Today, the It Can Wait® movement is taking the campaign to the next level with Drive 4 Pledges Day. Individuals all across the nation will join AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile US, Inc., Verizon and more than 200 other organizations by sharing their commitment not to text and drive while increasing awareness of the dangers associated with texting while driving. Advocates and supporters of the movement are called to help spread the word to their families, friends and communities.

September is also National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. Every 48 seconds a person becomes paralyzed in America, and many of these injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents.  The United Spinal Association asks for you and your family and friends to take the It Can Wait pledge and join the more than 2.5 million people across the country who have already taken the pledge to stop texting while driving; because no text is worth a life.

Once you take the pledge online, tell 4 of your friends you text to take the pledge, or simply share your pledge and what it means to you through your social media channels. Here are some sample posts:

•    Help me spread the word that No Text is Worth a life. Gear up for Drive 4 Pledges Day on 9/19: soc.att.com/15W2Ust #ItCanWait
•    No text is worth a life. Join me and @ATT to Drive 4 Pledges against texting while driving. soc.att.com/15W2Ust #ItCanWait

Tragedies happen every day, and many are out of our control. However, when it comes to texting and driving – the choice is yours. Together, we can stop this deadly epidemic and make roadways safer for millions of Americans.  For more information, visit ItCanWait.com.