Bieber and more celebrities support growing Florida student initiative for responsible texting
Florida Travel Guide: Stars follow Bieber’s lead in supporting responsible texting
It all started in 2011 when Justin Bieber joined forces with PhoneGuard to send a message about responsible texting via the Drive Safe smart phone application. The growing student movement that started in Boca Raton is gaining momentum with the announcement of Rock2Live, supported by a A-list of stars that will be performing. It’s a cause that is increasing in awareness especially with celebrity support – the United States Department of Transportation has issued a report stating that more than 1,000 deaths in the U.S. are caused by texting while driving.
Justin Bieber & PhoneGuard
Back in 2011, Bieber worked with PhoneGuard and the Remember Alex Brown Foundation, including a series of PSA videos – watch one below. Bieber has made a commitment to heighten public awareness for responsible texting while driving and offer financial support to charities.
Justin Bieber’s Video
Imagine you’re driving down a street with your friends, texting, not watching the road and you don’t see Justin Bieber crossing – that’s enough to make you stop testing! Watch the following PSA, filmed to encourage teens to download PhoneGuard’s Drive safe. “You think you can take your eyes off the road for a few seconds, but you can’t,” says Bieber in this video.
A Growing Student Coalition
Students at Spanish River High School started a national outreach project in September 2011 with the hopes of forming a National Awareness Day against Texting and Driving. Members of the student leadership council, are stars in themselves for having reached out to a wide variety of supporters from politicians to responsible texting organizations to form a coalition to drive the message home. Their latest initiative is the Rock2Live concert.
All artists that were invited to perform at the Rock2Live concert, were hand-selected by students with the hopes of reaching a large audience. They’ve even created a Public Awareness Market that starts at 2 pm. on April 28th outside of FAU’s stadium so that it’s free to the public. There will be distracted driving simulators, local food trucks and the encouragement to take the pledge to not drink and drive.
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