Justin Bieber Speaks Out: Says No To Texting While Driving

Like many celebrities, Justing Beiber has taken on a cause that is very near and dear to his heart. But it’s not quite what you would expect. Justin has teamed up with PhoneGuard to help promote their Drive Safe app. The mobile app disables texting and email while users are traveling in a car that is moving faster than 10 miles per hour. The software is currently available for Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices and costs $29.95 for a yearly subscription, or $4.95 per month.

“It is tragic that almost on a daily basis there are reports of deaths and severe injuries caused by drivers who are texting and driving,” he said in a statement. “We need to change the attitudes in our society toward texting and driving and I am making it one of my personal goals to make this happen.”


To help support this cause further, he is giving $1 from every ticket sold to help support PhoneGuard’s team. He also throws up a banner that says “Don’t Text and Drive”, each night that he performs. And in addition to helping support PhoneGuard, Beiber is helping raise funds for charities like the Alex Brown Foundation. The organization was named after a young woman who lost her life while texting and driving.



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  1. Interesting but has Lustin Bieber texted while driving and now I thinks It was bad so he is supporting it?!?! Just a though any how I support his curcern!! I have seen people Do this and get hurt!!!! (my dad has but didn’t get hurt thank God!)

    “TextKills, an advocacy group committed to road safety, is dedicated to increasing awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. With the proliferation of Smartphones and the constant streaming of information to and from these and other “smart” mobile communication devices, texting while driving (TWD) is now an epidemic that results in thousands of fatalities and 100’s of thousands of injuries annually. TextKills educates the public through social media campaigns and school tours in order to promote policies and programs aimed at enhancing greater personal responsibility and safety awareness among drivers and, ultimately, eliminating TWD from our roadways.”
    In 2010, TextKills launched a tour to rally college and high-school students against the dangers of TWD. Our team presented information to these students and encouraged each attendee to sign a promise to pay attention when driving. We also promoted a mobile application designed to help drivers resist the urge, and temptation, to engage in TWD. The TextKills blog (www.textkills.com) documented each stop along the way as the tour eventually found its way to the 2010 Distracted Driving Summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C. TextKills strongly believes that it is critical to direct its mission to the youth of this country, given the findings of a 2009 government study that found that the under-20 age group comprised the largest percentage, by age category, of distracted drivers.
    During 2011, TextKills will continue to strive for a surge in pledges and media coverage so as to further spread its mission of safety, attention to road laws and mobile communications etiquette. The group’s goal is to instill these principles into the next generation of drivers and smart device users, so that like taking the precaution of buckling up a seatbelt, undistracted driving and responsible mobile communications practices will no longer be just a dream, but rather a life-saving reality.
    So I ask you, “Do you agree that texting while driving is a bad practice?”

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