It was only a few months ago that we added texting to our cell phone plan. Even before that, I never understood how and why people would text while they are driving. It still bothers me to this day when I see a fellow driver talking on their cell phone without a hands free set. If something is that important that you need to text or hold your phone, pull over! Thankfully, texting and talking on a cell phone without a hands-free option is illegal in my area. I love this law and wish that more states would join in.
When I was asked by Mom Central to participate in the Allstate Foundation Safe Driving Blog Tour, I jumped at the opportunity. I am very passionate about this cause and want to expose more people to it.
Allstate’s "X the TXT: Thumbs Up to the Safest Holiday Ever" campaign challenges teens and parents alike to make the pledge not to text and drive. By joining the cause at www.causes.com/thumbsup, you’re pledging to put your cell phone down behind the wheel. For each person who takes the pledge, Allstate will donate $1 to the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) – a collaborative network of national organizations and federal agencies that serve youth and focus on youth safety and health – for safe teen driving programs.
As part of the campaign, a 30-city "X the TXT" tour kicks off this holiday season during which teens and their families can add their thumbprints to a pledge banner as a public commitment not to text and drive.
I already did my little part. I went to the cause page and pledged not to text behind the wheel. For your safety, passengers in your car, and other people around you when driving please head on over to pledge and $1 will be donated by Allstate to the National Organizations for Youth Safety. Please go over and help to support this fabulous cause and remember to keep your thumbs up off your cell phones this holiday season and beyond when you are behind the wheel.
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central on behalf of The Allstate Foundation. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.