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      It Can Wait: Sign the pledge to stop texting and driving

      Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are teaming up to end texting and driving.

      As motorists prepare to hit the road for day trips and summer vacations, Verizon Wireless is joining forces with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and a number of other businesses to help promote safe driving through It Can Wait.

      The campaign urges drivers to pledge not to text and drive and provides resources and tools to help prevent distracted driving. In fact, drivers can actually turn to technology to help maintain focus while on the road.

      The Safely Go app allows users to lock their phones and sends automatic text messages alerting others that they are behind the wheel and can??t respond. The app can also route phone calls through Bluetooth or other hands-free devices.

      Thirteen years ago, Verizon Wireless became the first wireless carrier to step forward and support hands-free driving legislation across the country. As part of this leadership effort, Verizon Wireless developed a Responsible Driver Action Plan, which included first-of-its-kind commitments to include responsible driving messages in company advertising and customer communications.

      To sign the pledge, visit www.itcanwait.com.