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txtn & drvn: Is It Worth It?

According to Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Research, those who send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash. With new technology being introduced so rapidly it is becoming very common for a person to own a smart phone, and having the ability to text is almost constant. Text messages provide a quick and easy way for someone to get a message across. It is the ultimate form of multitasking and efficiency as one can send a message and continue their daily activities while waiting for the recipient to respond. Although text messages are beneficial, there is a point where multitasking becomes too much and efficiency turns into disaster.

During September, AT&T will promote awareness of the dangers of texting and driving and encourage wireless users to take the “No Text On Board” pledge. AT&T’s goal is to educate phone users, in particularly teens, that texting behind the wheel is dangerous. The communications giant also hopes to get as many people as possible to take the pledge to stop texting and driving.  While the national pledge day was September 19, the need to stop texting and driving continues.

SYKES has promoted the AT&T It Can Wait campaign to its employees.  We hope to make a difference by promoting safety and good habits. As a result we ask that everyone refrain from texting behind the wheel and to also pledge to stop texting and driving via the AT&T website. At SYKES we promote “People Serving People”. By refusing to text and drive not only do you provide a service to your well being, but also the well being of other people in your car and on the road with you.