WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to AT&T's "It Can Wait" safe driving announcement today, CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEOSteve Largent released the following statement:
"Texting while driving is an extremely dangerous activity that puts drivers, passengers and pedestrians at unnecessary and avoidable risk. The wireless industry is proud to continue its collective efforts to promote safe driving, which CTIA initiated more than 15 years ago. In addition, individual company initiatives, such as AT&T's 'It Can Wait' campaign, are vital and effective components to the industry's mission of creating a safer driving environment. CTIA and our member companies take the responsibility of educating the general public about the very real dangers of distracted driving very seriously and we remain dedicated to the initiative."
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the associationincludes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based inWashington, D.C.