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March 20, 2018

AT&T Sets Up “IT CAN WAIT” Virtual Reality Experience at University of Mary Washington

Posted by AT&T Newsroom

Experience Shows Students and Staff the Dangers of Smartphone Distracted Driving

On March 20, 2018, AT&T* and the University of Mary Washington teamed up to remind students and staff about the dangers of smartphone distracted driving as part of AT&T’s  IT CAN WAIT campaign. It was the first of 2 stops in the Mid Atlantic this week – and one of several planned across the region through the end of the year.

Research shows that 7-in-10 people engage in smartphone activities while driving.** People are doing much more than texting from behind the wheel. 

To drive home the message, AT&T set up its virtual reality simulator on the University Center patio, allowing students and staff to experience firsthand how dangerous it is to take their eyes off the road and glance at a phone.   IT CAN WAIT is a national movement urging drivers to keep their eyes on the road, not on their phones—distracted driving is never OK. The campaign began with a focus on not texting and driving. It has now expanded to the broader dangers of smartphone use behind the wheel.

Since its launch in 2010, the campaign has:

  • Helped grow awareness of the dangers of smartphone distracted driving to nearly 90% of audiences surveyed.
  • Inspired more than 20 million pledges to not drive distracted.
  • Worked with departments of transportation in Texas, Kentucky and other states on research that suggests a correlation between It Can Wait campaign activities and a reduction in crashes.
  • Collaborated with AT&T data scientists on research that shows how statewide anti-texting laws impact the rate of texting while driving. 

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* AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**Research commissioned by AT&T and conducted by Braun Research. Polled 2,067 people in the U.S. aged 16-65 who use their smartphone and drive at least once a day. Additional information available here.

February 23, 2018

Kicking off Women’s History Month by commemorating the women veterans of WWI who fought for their benefits

Posted by Marissa Shorenstein - President, AT&T Northeast Region
  March is Women’s History Month. I’m excited to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women throughout history. Women are leaders. We’re innovators. And we are team...
December 11, 2017

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Vince Apruzzese
We are closing out the year just the way we started it: connecting people to opportunity. From connecting the U.S. Army to connecting students to new technologies and much more. This is what all of...
December 10, 2017

Botetourt County Students Get More Tech Tools & Training with Support from AT&T

Posted by AT&T Virginia Team
Students in Botetourt County will have access to new tech tools and training to help them prepare for future careers thanks to a $30,000 contribution from AT&T. The contribution to the Botetourt...
December 09, 2017

AT&T Teams with Roadtrip Nation to Inspire More Virginia Students to Pursue STEM Careers

Posted by AT&T Virginia Team
Click here to watch videoRoadtrip Nation brought its inspirational program and iconic green RV to I.C. Norcom High School on Friday, Nov. 3, for an event to inspire students to explore the real-life...
December 08, 2017

Don't Be One of the 5%

Posted by AT&T Virginia Team
Five percent of consumers in the U.S. text their passwords to their accounts (not a good idea) … 5% of consumers use consecutive letters or numbers for their passwords (you might as well text...