As an advocate of the It Can Wait movement, the National Auto Body Council issued a call today for its members and others in the collision industry to join the nationwide effort to curb texting and driving on Drive 4 Pledges Day, September 19.
Drive 4 Pledges Day is a national day of action that aims to have every driver make a personal commitment to never text and drive and to also recruit others to do the same.
The NABC is urging drivers to make the pledge online at
www.go-att.us/NABC, a dedicated link created by AT&T specifically for the National Auto Body Council’s efforts. The campaign is a collaborative effort between major wireless carriers AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile.
As part of the nationwide Drive 4 Pledges Day, NABC member companies will be implementing a variety of promotional events in their local communities to educate employees and the general public — particularly teens —about the dangers of texting while driving.
“This is one of the most important issues facing our communities today,” said Chuck Sulkala, Executive Director of the National Auto Body Council. “Our collision industry knows far too well the impact of texting and driving. We can salvage vehicles but we cannot salvage a life. We urge our friends and colleagues in our industry to take a leadership role and join us to help save lives.”
While texting is by far the biggest distraction on the road right now, the National Auto Body Council notes that any driving distraction is dangerous, including phone calls, reading e-mails, eating behind the wheel, changing CDs, applying makeup, and other activities.
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