September 19th – Drive 4 Pledges Day – AT&T’s “It Can Wait” – NO TEXTING WHILE DRIVING!

I spent this afternoon back in high school… for a GREAT cause.

I joined Rhode Island Attorney General Kilmartin, North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi, North Providence Police Chief Paul Martellini, RIDOT Deputy Director Phillip Kydd, RI State Police Major David Tikoian and Patricia Jacobs, AT&T New England President, for the kick-off event of the 2013-2014 “It Can Wait” campaign.

The first stop on this year’s schedule is North Providence High School.

Seeing all the kids flock into the auditorium for the assembly was pretty amazing… you could tell they knew they were there to see and hear about something very powerful.

A new element of this year’s presentation is the addition of a desktop driving simulator, which will demonstrate how much texting while driving impairs one’s ability to maintain control of a vehicle. North Providence High’s Assistant Principal Christen Magill demonstrated the driving simulator at the beginning of the program, it was interesting to hear the reaction when she crashed. The students “got it.”

I had the pleasure to chat with Attorney General Kilmartin and Patricia Jacobs, AT&T New England President about their passion for this campaign before everything kicked off!

The video that was shown was beyond powerful.

It’s moments like this, where you see students actually listening and wanting to do something to prevent deaths… it makes my job worth it when I have the chance to spread awareness.


There is no text worth your life.

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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