Have You Downloaded The Drive Mode App Yet? #ItCanWait

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Hey All,

By now you should have all seen me write about my support of the “It Can Wait” campaign. If you haven’t read any of my posts, it’s a campaign that supports No texting and driving! Texting while driving is involved in 100,000+ vehicle crashes each year, often causing injuries and deaths. There is honestly nothing that is so important that it needs to be said while you are driving. It can most definitely wait until your car is parked.

If you’re struggling or guilty of texting and driving then check out this simple info-graphic that shows you 3 easy steps to help you stop texting and driving.


Simple right? Let’s lead by example and don’t text and drive. It’s most important to set this example when you have teenagers in your home. 77 percent of teens have seen their parents text and drive, and 75 percent say it is “common” among their friends. Teens will register this as being OK to do even though it’s absolutely not!

If you haven’t downloaded AT&T’s Drive Mode app, you definitely should as it’s another tool to help you STOP texting and driving. It also helps saves lives and allows you to set an example within your family and your community.


If you have an Android or BlackBerry device, you simply go to the storefront on your phone and download the AT&T DriveMode app. The app is not available for the iPhone unfortunately. I hope it will be soon.

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How does the DriveMode® App work you ask?

  • Once downloaded and set up, the app will turn on automatically once your vehicle starts moving 25 miles per hour. Then anyone who tries to text or send email will receive an auto reply message telling them you’re currently driving and will get back to them soon.
  • When the app is turned on, all calls will automatically be sent to voicemail; however, the user can identify up to five numbers that can always be dialed, and 911 calls are always allowed.
  • When setting up the app, the user has the option to select one navigation and one music app that can be accessed while DriveMode is turned on.
  • While enabled, depending on your device, the app also stops incoming sounds for texts, emails and voice calls – so you’re less tempted to grab your phone.
  • The app automatically turns off once the vehicle is going less than 25 miles per hour for 5 minutes and then the user can view the calls, messages and emails as they normally would.
  • The AT&T DriveMode mobile application is free
  • AT&T is offers the application for free for its BlackBerry and Android wireless customers. Data and text messaging charges may apply for download and app usage.

It’s a simple FREE App to get and it’s super simple to use, so why not do something good and download the App and take the pledge to NOT TEXT AND DRIVE! You can help save not only your life but the lives of others.

No text is worth dying for! Anyone can get involved in the fight to stop Texting and Driving. Visit www.itcanwait.com and take the no ­texting and­ driving pledge.

Share your promise with others via Twitter using hashtag #itcanwait and you can also take the plege on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ItCanWaitNoTextingWhileDriving.

I hope you’ll join me in taking these small steps to stop texting and driving.


  • I actually just set my phone to do not disturb when I’m driving so I’m not distracted at all by it. The statistics on driving and texting are so scary I don’t want to take any chances so although I need the GPS on it often, this way the messages don’t pop up while I’m using it.

  • aboutamom.com" target="_blank">Angela

    I think this is a great app, especially for teens and anyone else who texts A LOT!

  • thenightowlmama.com" target="_blank">Tricia @ Night owl mama

    I talk to my kids about this all the time. The best way is to lead by example. IT CAN WAIT what did people do before smart phones really makes me wonder

  • notquitesusie.com" target="_blank">Shell Feis

    I love that this exists! I never text & drive now, but I admit I did {at red lights, not while actually driving} as a teenager.

  • simplybeingmommy.com" target="_blank">Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy.com

    I put my phone in my purse in the backseat out of my reach. The lives of my family and others on the road with me are too important that it can wait.