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Distracted driving is a major problem and our devices are one of the biggest culprits. According to a poll conducted by Braun Research, 95 percent of drivers polled in the survey said that they disapprove of distracted driving, however, 71 percent engage in some sort of smartphone activity while driving. It’s not easy for teens […]

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Summer months bring a higher death rate for teen drivers. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the summer months of June, July, and August consistently have higher teenage crash deaths than any other month. Distracted driving doesn’t discriminate — no one is immune to being hit by a person that is texting […]

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If you are one of the 41 million of Americans hitting the road this Thanksgiving holiday, AT&T is urging you to keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. There’s nothing on your phone that can’t wait until you get to your destination safely. To help you fight the temptation to […]

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AT&T announced the results of a survey it commissioned with tech addiction expert Dr. David Greenfield that found the ring, beep or buzz of your cell phone triggers compulsive cell phone behavior. According to the study, twice as many people as self-reported cell phone addiction are showing compulsive phone behaviors – with 74 percent of […]

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Did you know: DWI has a new meaning? Driving while “Intexticated” More than 35 million people are expected to hit the road for the long Labor Day weekend, according to AAA. Driving always involves risks, but when the roads are jammed with holiday travelers, the risks increase. That’s why AT&T is reminding ALL wireless users […]

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Parents, how often do you worry about your teenager when they hop in their car to head out to the movies or the mall? Are they distracted while driving? Are they texting while driving? AT&T has just the app for you to help curb the urge to text and drive. AT&T DriveMode  can automatically start […]

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A recent study conducted by AAA finds that adults are more likely to text and drive than teenage drivers. Is this because adults feel more confident behind the wheel with their years of experience of driving?  Or another possible reason, according to the study is adults have jobs that require them to take a call […]

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How many times have you seen a person talking on their cell phone while at dinner with someone?  Or a shopper carrying on a wireless phone conversation in a checkout line as the cashier tries to communicate with the person. In today’s hyper multi-tasking society, we sometimes forget our manners, especially when it comes to […]

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Summer is coming and it starts with Memorial weekend. AT&T, which has already reached millions of people through its  “It Can Wait” campaign, announced recently that Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile and 200+ organizations are joining the movement to end texting while driving, a habit involved in more than 100,000 car accidents a year (National Safety […]

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Adults are supposed to be the role models for their children–especially when it comes to our teenagers.  Whether it is using drugs or texting and driving.  So the results are in. According to a recent AT&T poll: ·         Nearly half of commuters admit to texting while driving which is more than teens. 49% of commuters […]