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FCC, DOT Join AT&T's Anti-Texting Campaign

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Sep 19, 2012, 6:46 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

The Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Transportation both threw their weight behind AT&T's campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving. "Texting behind the wheel may only take a few moments, but it can have a lifetime of consequences," said Ray LaHood, U.S. Trabsportation Secretary. "No text or email is worth the risk, and I applaud AT&T and all those who help to spread the word against texting and driving." More than 140 organizations are supporting the campaign, which has inc,used televisions commercials, print advertisements, and social media outreach. AT&T also plans to update its AT&T DriveMode application that that texting messaging and other features are automatically disabled when the app senses it is in a moving vehicle. The update, for Android devices, will be provided on September 30.

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Sep 20, 2012, 9:55 AM


I wish T-Mobile would get on board with this as well...instead of campaining for gay rights. In my opinion, this is way more important!!
While I agree texting while driving is dangerous and should not be done, I do hope the software is flexible and "smart" enough to handle the variety of instances travelers find themselves in. For example, no, I would not want my daughter texting while...
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