'I Won't Text and Drive Because ...'—Tell Us Why and You Could Win
Tell us why you won't text and drive and you could win some cool prizes, including smart phone with accessories that promote safe use! Patch has partnered with AT&T to raise awareness about distracted driving.
You've no doubt glanced over at a driver next to you and see him texting.
AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign discourages the dangerous behavior. Distracted driving contributed to 5,474 traffic deaths in 2009 nationwide, and 3,986 accidents in Michigan last year.
"Our goal is to save lives," AT&T Chairman & CEO Randall Stephenson said in a release.
Patch.com in Michigan is partnering with AT&T to raise awareness about distracted driving. We are launching a series of stories and, in partnership with AT&T, are also rewarding readers who commit to not text and drive.
We want to know what stops you from texting and driving. In the comments below, finish this sentence, "I won't text and drive because ..." Maybe it's for family, a friend, a pet, or because it's the right thing to do.
Whatever your reason, tell us in the comments below and that comment will be your entry into our awareness contest beginning at 6 a.m. Sept. 24 and ending at noon Oct. 3. We will pick six winners randomly from our entries. You may enter once.
And then if you haven't already, sign this AT&T pledge promising never to text while driving.
For the contest, we'll choose six winners randomly to win one of the following prizes from AT&T, which include phones and accessories that promote safe use:
4) Motorola H19txt, bluetooth headset, valued at $99.
5) Motorola Elite Silver, bluetooth headset, valued at $129.
6) Jabra Drive, in-car speakerphone for hands-free driving, valued at $59.
OK, now for the rules:
- Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
- To enter, tells us in comments why you don't text and drive.
- All entries must be received by noon Wednesday, Oct. 3 Eastern Time.
- You may enter once. If you put in more than one comment, only one will be entered into the drawing.
- Six winners will be selected in random drawings to win one of the prizes highlighted above.
- Click Here for complete Official Rules.