Friday, 12 February 2016 22:07

CARSTAR Flagstaff in AZ and Local Partners Reward Teen Driver for Pledging "It Can Wait" When It Comes to Texting and Driving

CARSTAR Flagstaff

Driving and texting is a leading cause of vehicle accidents, which is why CARSTAR Flagstaff supports the National Auto Body Council's (NABC) It Can Wait campaign. The program is offered by CARSTAR collision repair facilities around the country.

The campaign is available at www.ItCanWait.com 

For 2016, CARSTAR Flagstaff has partnered with Great Circle Media and Flagstaff Subaru to encourage teens to take the pledge to stop distracted driving. By doing so, they will be entered to win a 2016 Subaru Crosstrek. Teens can take the pledge by visiting www.itcanwaitNAZ.com

The program will kick off on March 1 and run through next February.

“At CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, we are on the front lines of helping people improve their safety on the road,” said CARSTAR Flagstaff co-owner Jeff Stanley. “Through the NABC It Can Wait campaign, we can educate drivers about the dangers of texting and driving, and engage drivers, their families and friends in putting down the phone and focusing on the road.”

In addition to Great Circle Media and Flagstaff Subaru, CARSTAR Flagstaff has enlisted the help of local police departments and high schools to help educate teens on the consequences of driving while distracted.

In fact, a www.ConnectSafely.org survey found that individuals who speak up can have a profound impact, particularly on teens.

  • 78% of teen drivers say they’re likely not to text and drive if friends tell them it's wrong or stupid.
  • 90% say they’d stop if a friend in the car asked them to
  • 93% would stop if a parent in the car asked them to
  • 44% say that they would be thankful if a passenger complained about their texting while driving.

One-in-three people who’ve seen the texting while driving message say they’ve changed their driving habits, according to an AT&T Study. The campaign has inspired more than five million pledges never to text and drive and launched the "From One Second To The Next" documentary which has received more than three million views since Aug. 8, 2013. 

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