Berkeley & Oakland Compete in No-Texting-While-Driving Pledge Drive
A contest is being held today, Thursday, between Berkeley and Oakland to see which city can get more residents to pledge not to text while driving. Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan are sponsoring the contest.
Those who wish to participate in taking the pledge can sign up at itcanwait.com.
A statement from AT&T says, "Aspiring to create a social stigma around this dangerous habit of texting while driving, Drive 4 Pledges Day focuses on getting individuals involved in taking the pledge to never text and drive while encouraging others in their community to do the same."
The campaign is spearheaded by AT&T and three other telecommunications companies – Sprint, T-Mobile US, and Verizon.