No text is worth dying for. That’s why we’re joining AT&T to help save lives through It Can Wait, the national movement to end texting and driving.
Girl Scouts and AT&T are teaming up for It Can Wait, the national movement to end texting and driving. As It Can Wait advocates, Girl Scouts across the nation will educate their friends, family, and local communities about the dangers of texting while driving. Girl Scouts are raising national awareness for the It Can Wait campaign by equipping girls to be role models at home, at school, and in the world.
We’re excited to help take the It Can Wait movement one step further with “Drive 4 Pledges Day” on September 19, 2013. While this Thursday is the launch of It Can Wait, girls can get involved and share their stories after the 19th. It Can Wait advocates will be asking every driver to join us in making a personal commitment not to text and drive—and recruiting others to do the same. To succeed in making texting and driving a thing of the past, we’re going to need everybody’s help.
Why should you participate? The influence of just one person can have a tremendous impact. If you’re not convinced, consider the results of a recent survey of teen drivers conducted by ConnectSafely.org and AT&T. The survey found that 78 percent say they’re likely not to text and drive if friends tell them it’s wrong or stupid. Furthermore, 90 percent say they would stop texting while driving if a friend in the car asked them to, and 93 percent say they would stop if a parent in the car asked them to.
Find out more information about It Can Waitand GSNI-M here: http://www.girlscoutsnorthernindiana-michiana.org/itcanwait