American Idol Tour hits Duluth with the AT&T #ItCanWait campaign about texting and driving danger

August 2, 2012 Comments Off on American Idol Tour hits Duluth with the AT&T #ItCanWait campaign about texting and driving danger
American Idol Tour hits Duluth with the AT&T #ItCanWait campaign about texting and driving danger

This Sunday the powerhouse singers from American Idol are making a tour stop in Duluth and I’ll have the opportunity to meet and greet the super soulful singers that had me jumping and shouting and belting out tunes in front of my TV right along with them as if I was vying for a spot as America’s top crooner!

I can’t sing a lick, as they say, but enjoy listening to those who can. From Jessica to Joshua to Phillip Phillips and the rest of the Idol crew, I look forward to an opportunity to attend the “Idol Live” concert and clap and sing and celebrate all of their success on their sold-out 45-city tour pit-stop at the Gwinnett Arena on August 5th.

I live about 50 minutes from the Gwinnett Arena so I’m sure traffic’s going to be heavy. But whatever calls I need to make or text messages I need to send can definitely wait until I get to my destination in Duluth. And I’m making a pledge to “wait” as part of the “It Can Wait” campaign sponsored by AT&T in partnership with the Idol Live event.

The “It Can Wait” campaign is a pledge to NOT Text & Drive and an ode to keeping the roads a little safer by driving undistracted. And let’s face it: texting and driving is just a dangerous lethal combo that can cause a fatal accident in a blink of an eye. And if you don’t believe that, then AT&T’s ready to prove just that point with an “It Can Wait” driving simulator that will be on deck at the Idol event.

The Virtual Texting-While-Driving Simulator: a state-of-the-art virtual reality simulator, offered by The Peers Foundation, is used to demonstrate the dangers of texting while driving.
The simulator is a computerized system used within a real car. This realistic experience gives drivers a way to learn, in
a safe way, just how dangerous texting and driving can be. You can sit right in the simulator and safely test for yourself just how dangerous driving and texting is on the road. In fact, a driver is 23 times more likely to be in a car crash if texting and driving. It can just seconds for you to take your eyes off the road to read a meaningless text that could result in your death or someone else’s. What is worth losing your life over? Knowing that your 23 times more likely to be in a crash is enough to make me realize that a text message CAN wait. I value my life more than any mobile memo.

I hate texting, period but have texted and driven before. But after seeing the documentary below, I will never, ever text and drive again. IT CAN WAIT.

So if you’re planning to head to the Idol Live event, get there early enough to soak up all of the activities and festivities AT&T has planned in conjunction with the “It Can Wait” campaign. And if you missed out on your tickets (because they’re now sold out) still take the “It Can Wait” pledge on the AT&T Facebook page or on the “It Can Wait” website.

I will be live tweeting and uploading pictures from the event so follow me on Twitter @KiaMorganSmith. And be sure to check back here on Cincomom on Monday for my Idol Live Tour recap. Pass the word about the dangers of texting and driving and let’s all keep the roads safer by keeping our eyes on the prize and staying alive.

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