Houston Leads the Way in Fighting Texting While Driving

Posted on Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Houston mayor Annise Parker has teamed up with a local task-force to help discourage drivers from using their mobile phones to text while they operate their vehicles. The campaign follows closely on the heels of the recent defeat of a bill aimed against this dangerous practice in the Texas legislature. Parker had earlier said that she might consider pursuing legislation on the city level to address the issue, but has not yet made further indications of such a move.

In the meantime, the campaign being led by Parker is following the blueprint established by AT&T in its successful “It Can Wait” national advertising strategy. “It Can Wait, Houston,” will feature public service announcements from local sports teams, a task-force of leaders in various community and governmental groups, and workshops conducted at area schools to warn about the dangers of texting while driving.

Texting while driving is a serious problem than threatens public health and safety, annually contributing to 13% of auto accidents nationwide. At Link & Wait, LLP, we are committed to helping those who have been the victim of dangerous drivers to fight for the compensation they need. Call us at 713-893-0910 today to discuss your case with a member of our legal team.