September 19 was designated as national No Text on Board Pledge Day. I may be a day late but really, resolving to put down the phone and focus on the wheel is something that we need to do every single day. Every. Single. Day. And every time we get behind the wheel.
Since June, I’ve been working with AT&T to talk to local families about mobile safety topics. In honor of the first ever No Text on Board Pledge Day, I’ve been taking the message beyond my community with posts in different places with tips on ways to stop texting while driving, modeling good behavior in the car when it comes to cell phone use, and bringing up this very important topic with your kids but rather than creating another post with tips, I want to leave you with this very powerful 10 minute video. It’s safe for work but you might need a box of tissues close by.
Now that you’ve seen it, share it. Watch it with your kids. Talk about it. Share the message by telling the other parents in your community at book club, PTA meetings, school pickup, and even in passing. Share it far and wide via social media. Link to it on your Facebook page. Tweet it out. Take the pledge.
Texting while driving is never ok. Share the message. Life the message and let’s keep everyone safe.
For my other posts with tips to stop texting while driving, ways to model proper cell phone use in the car for your kids, and conversation starters, visit:
- 4 Ways Families Can Eliminate Texting While Driving on Parents.com
- How to Curb the Urge to Text While Driving on AT&T Lifestyle Tips
Additional information and resources about staying connected in a safe way can be found on AT&T’s Mobile Safety page.