Allstate Insurance Launches No Texting while Driving Campaign

Woman using cell phoneAllstate Insurance has launched a campaign to encourage teenagers and their families to not text while operating a motor vehicle.

The anti-texting while driving campaign will be promoted during musician Jordan Sparks’ summer Battlefield tour. During the 29 stops on the American Idol winner’s road show, Allstate Insurance will be educating teens about how dangerous it is to text while behind the wheel of an automobile.

Texting is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving, and Allstate Insurance says it is ready to put an end to this deadly practice. The insurer’s goal is to reduce teen deaths and make the roads safer for everyone through the combination of strong graduated drivers licensing and distracted driving laws.

Eliminating texting while driving can lead to fewer accidents and auto claims. It may even lead to cheaper car insurance for young drivers, who are normally classified as high-risk. Additional types of distracted driving include using a navigation system, talking to passengers, and changing the radio station, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.ADNFCR-3298-ID-19823264-ADNFCR

About John Pirro
John Pirro is a licensed fire and casualty insurance agent specializing in various aspects of the auto insurance industry. He worked in the auto body repair industry before taking a reporting position at Online Auto Insurance News.

2 Responses to “Allstate Insurance Launches No Texting while Driving Campaign”

  1. Rosa Swaton
    09. Mar, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

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  2. Erik Wood
    29. Jul, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    I think this effort by Allstate and Mr. Sparks will help drivers of all ages get the message. It has to start with the end user, the driver…deciding not to partake in distracted driving and this will help drive that message home.

    I also decided to do something about teen (and adult) distracted driving after my three year old daughter was nearly run down right in front of me by a texting driver. Instead of a shackle that locks down phones and alienates the user (especially teens) I built a tool for teens and their parents called OTTER that is a simple, GPS based, texting auto reply app for smartphones. It also silences call ringtones while driving unless you have a bluetooth enabled. I think if we can empower the individual then change will come to our highways now and not just our laws.

    Erik Wood, owner
    OTTER LLC
    OTTER app

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