Would you drive after having 4 beers?

Didn’t think so.

But what about texting while driving? Think that’s a piece of cake? Think again.

I was nearly hit by an SUV while crossing at a pedestrian crossing. It sped through making a right turn on red without looking out for the pedestrians who had the right of way. I froze in my steps as it zoomed past me, missing me by just a hair. I stared at the driver in shock… and true enough, she had her phone in her hand. Texting while driving is more distracting than you think.

Just ask Karolyn Szot, the director of Message Received. She felt compelled enough to make a film about it.

Enough lives have been lost, enough people have been injured and enough cars have been crashed. You have the ability to make the responsible choice. On this first national No Phone Zone Day, take the pledge to say no to distracted driving.

Kudos to Oprah for leading this life-saving campaign, and kudos to the 2.7 million people who’ve already taken the pledge. So what are you waiting for?

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