AT&T launched a new app today called DriveMode that aims to help curb the problem of people texting while they drive. In 2010 AT&T launched the “It Can Wait…” program to educate people that they shouldn’t text while driving. Continuing its attempts to get this point across, the carrier launched a new app today called […]
A new study by teen-based research initiative Generation tXt found that cell phones are just as deadly whether there is a ban on texting while driving or not. Many have claimed that a ban on texting would lead to an increase in crashes, since teens would be forced to hide their phones while doing the […]
All of the staff here at TechnoBuffalo are gadget junkies. We are constantly surrounded by phones, MP3 players, tablets, games, basically if you can name a gadget, at least one of us has it, and we love it. However, one thing we take seriously is if any of us are in the drivers seat of […]
The ad is cute, even really clever. Boy meets girl, they go on a date, they kiss, she goes inside leaving him with a look on his face that reads, “Awesome. That was awesome, right? Yes, awesome. I mean, I thought so – did she?” Then he gets in his car, pulls out into traffic, […]
You may shrug it off and say that it’s OK to text while at a stop light, or that you’re “always focused on the road” but the truth is that more than 100,000 accidents occur every year because drivers are using their cell phones when they should be focused on the road. As a technology site, it’s partially our responsibility to make our readers aware of these dangers. Accidents can be prevented, and you can help by putting away your phone while driving and waiting until you’re at your destination to call or text back.
This is a very real issue, too. We’ve covered it a few times — and numerous reports have concluded that there’s no argument, texting while driving can kill. In fact, a jury found a driver guilty of vehicular homicide earlier this year when the driver decided to send a text message and swerved into oncoming traffic and collided with another vehicle.
Here’s a documentary from AT&T on just how serious this issue is:
On to the bright side: in partnership with AT&T we’re giving away a brand new AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III with an “It Can Wait” case (service is not included), an “It Can Wait” t-shirt, two “It Can Wait” thumbbands, two “It Can Wait” stickers and a coupon for one free large device skin from SkinIt. One lucky reader will take home the entire bundle, and our giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
So how can you win? Comment below and we’ll pick a winner at random. We want to hear what or how you have worked to help prevent others from texting and driving. Maybe you were a good co-pilot and took the phone away, maybe you’re a parent and you force your kids to put the phone in the trunk while driving. Whatever it is, let us know.
Good luck! Since the holidays are approaching, we’re going to keep this giveaway open for two weeks until Thursday, Jan. 3rd.
TechnoBuffalo and AT&T “It Can Wait” Bundle Giveaway Rules
- All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM Pacific time on Jan. 3, 2013.
- Must be a U.S. resident.
- Only comments on this post count towards entering the contest.
- The winner will be chosen at random from the comments by entering the final number of comments into Random.org and choosing them randomly.