Oprah’s No Texting Campaign

Posted by admin on January 18, 2010 at 3:49 pm.

On today’s The Oprah Winfrey Show (January 15, 2010) The show covered the topic of distracted driving. “It is my prayer that this show, this day will be a seminal day in your life,” Oprah says. “Let it be the end, the end of you using a cell phone or sending a text message when you are behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. And until we as a nation decide we’re going to change that, those numbers are only going to go up.”

Millions of people text, talk or e-mail on their cell phones while driving—a recent survey finds that 71 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 49 admit they text or talk on the phone while they drive.

If you think you can call, text and drive at the same time, you cannot. That message you can’t wait to send could kill. Distracted driving is an epidemic that is sweeping through our country, claiming lives and destroying families.

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  • Jenny Ramsey says:

    I pledge to not text while driving. I plead with others to take this pledge also. There is NO text that is worth a life.

  • I support a uniform ban on all testing or email while driving. Not only should it be regulated and we need a big time PR campaign to raise awareness of the dangers- particularly with young drivers who love to text.

  • Sandra Johnson says:

    I promise not to answer, call or text while driving. I promise to pull over and park if possible, if needed. I couldn’t live with taking someones life for being careless.

  • Amber Reed says:

    Oprah I am 16 years old. I watched the show you had about texting and driving. I am with you 100% on this matter. I joined the “No Texting Campaign.” I tell all my friends I ride with not to text and drive. You have really inspired me. Thank you.

    • cassidy says:

      Hi Amber.

      Just wanted to clarify that we aren’t affiliated with Oprah, however, we are both trying to save lives and put an end to texting and driving.

  • Oprah, more celebraties should join you in this campaign.

    I thank you for thinking of it and I promise not to text or use my cell phone while driving.

  • I promise not to text or use my cell phone in anyway while driving.

    Oprah, you’ll doing us all a favor by this “No Texting Campaign”. More celebraties should join you.

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