Corporate Responsibility

Distracted Driving:
Texting and Driving
Don't Mix

Responsible driving is everyone’s responsibility. We want people to arrive at their destinations safely.

  • Texting while driving raises accident risk by 23 times
  • 48% of teens have been in a car while the driver was texting

Distracted Driving
Watch this video, and make your own pledge to stop texting and driving.

In 2000, Verizon Wireless became the first wireless carrier to support state legislation banning hand-held cell phone use while driving. We're still engaged in responsible driving initiatives today, advocating for common-sense legislation and spearheading consumer education efforts to raise awareness about driving responsibly.

We are also leading community programs to educate drivers and encourage responsible driving. For example, the company partnered with Seattle Public High Schools in a campaign (“Save it Seattle: Pledge to Stop Texting and Driving”) enlisting students to pledge to stop texting while driving.

Verizon Telematics offers its “In Drive” service which allows a user to disable or limit some functions on a mobile device when a vehicle is in motion.

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Facts from the official U.S. Goverment website on distracted driving.

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Facts and Statistics

Because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction.

Learn State Laws

The Department of Transportation has compiled a summary of state laws on hands-free calling and texting while driving.

Our History of Promoting Safe Driving

Since 2000, we have supported laws to eliminate driver distracations.

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First to Support Laws for Hands-Free Calling

For more than a decade, we have supported legislation to require the use of hands-free wireless devices while driving, and supports bans on texting while driving.

First on Responsible Driving

We were the first carrier to include responsible driving messages in advertising and customer communications.

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