W82TXT (Wait to Text) is a community awareness campaign to encourage drivers not to text while behind the wheel. Texting while driving is the most dangerous form of distracted driving. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says, drivers who text are six times more likely to cause an accident than intoxicated drivers. This scary statistic is perhaps because when texting, the driver’s steering capability goes down 91%.
Crashes continue to be the leading killer of young people and according to studies, younger people are 23 times more likely to crash when texting and driving.
We have linked out to information you need to convince you to put down your phone whilst driving. An accident can happen in two to three seconds while texting.
We are not limited to any specific country. We know that people use SMS whilst driving world wide, and it's becoming a common issue on our roads.
If you would like to get involved, please contact us and reach out. We're open to showing off your company logo on this homepage to show off your support.
A news story about texting and driving created buzz in the past, but it wasn't good enough. We wanted to do something about it! We found thumb bands and had them inscribed with a slogan we created, W82TXT (Wait to Text).
All promotional materials are to spread the message across the world and recruited local and national celebrities to help. We also partnered with local businesses to hand them out. After just 4 months, we handed our 150,000 bands and had requests for thousands more.
When you share this website on Facebook, the awareness video displays. Please share to spread the word further, possibly even tag someone that you know uses the phone when driving.
There are many people behind this great cause and it has been started by many different companies in the past. The original campaign was launched in the USA with help from subway back in 2012. Today the website has been resurected from Australia.
Noise travels slowly and has finally reached our shored. The campaign is a second attempt at making a difference. Stop texting whilst driving!
Using the social media buttons below, you can go directly to the #WAIT2TXT hashtag feeds on Twitter and Google Plus. If you're not in a position to have your logo on the home page, then perhaps a simple share - free - is on the cards.
I admit to texting at traffic lights, however, I've noticed this is quite dangerous and you can easily roll into the person infront. It just takes a few seconds to die.- Gary (Age 26)