Sunday, July 29, 2012

Driving + Texting = Stupidity

From Sprint:

"Did you know that texting while driving at 55 mph takes your eyes off the road for the length of a football field? At Sprint, we are committed to educating our customers about the dangers of distracted driving. And drivers under the age of 20 are most likely to get into a distracted driving crash, so we recently partnered with Do Something on a fun campaign called Thumb Wars that educates young people (and parents) on distracted driving and offers a chance to win a $10,000 college scholarship.

"Participants between the ages of 13 and 25 can enter the scholarship contest in a couple of ways: Send five friends texting and driving stats on or sign up on the site to receive two pairs of thumb socks that remind drivers not to text while wearing them. Give one pair to a friend or family member that you think could use a reminder on the dangers of texting and driving and then send photos of you and your friends wearing your thumb socks! You’ll double your chances of winning if you do both steps. Visit the Scholarship page on for more information on how to participate.

"Even Glee’s Harry Shum put on some thumb socks for a good cause! Watch him in this funny video with a serious message: Show @iharryshum and nearly 75,000 other Thumb Wars participants your support for driving without distractions by tweeting to your friends about #ThumbWars with @sprint and @dosomething.

"Do Something even launched a mobile app that includes the Thumb Wars campaign! You can download it for free in Google Play and stay informed about Thumb Wars and other campaigns that Do Something is launching.

"Thanks for using the power of your thumbs to help raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving."

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