At the end of the summer of 2016, we reached a remarkable milestone – 10 million pledges to not drive distracted. The It Can Wait campaign and the 10 million pledge count represent the dedication of so many to keep our roads safe. Today, seven-in-ten people admit to smartphone activity behind the wheel.
I'm thrilled to be able to share that the winning organization, having raised nearly 800 pledges, is from my home state of Tennessee -- the Tennessee Future Farmers of America.
Facts like those are why we continue to set our sights higher. After hitting the 10 million pledge mark, we set the ambitious goal of reaching 16 million pledges to not drive distracted by the end of 2016.
We kicked off the It Can
I'm thrilled to be able to share that the winning organization, having raised nearly 800 pledges, is from my home state of Tennessee -- the Tennessee Future Farmers of America. Tennessee FFA is guided by the goal of making a positive difference in the lives of students, by developing their potential for
Because Tennessee FFA is so ingrained in the student community of the state, one of their strongest messages is one of safe driving. “Asking our Tennessee Future Farmers of America members to take the pledge to not engage in distracted driving teaches responsibility for their actions and, more than that, teaches them that choosing wisely can have a positive influence on those around them,” said Ben L. Byler, Ed.D., Chairman, Tennessee FFA Foundation, Inc. “Encouraging our members to practice the motto ‘It Can Wait’ can impact their friends and members of their communities to follow their lead.”
As the contest winners, the Tennessee FFA will receive the It Can
Support from organizations like Tennessee FFA continues to help empower those in their communities to take the pledge to end distracted driving. Together, we can make distracted driving history.