NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Allstate at:
Kevin Jonas is joining Allstate's "X the TXT: DSGN8 Before You Drive" movement to encourage fans not to text and drive by handing their cell phones to a trusted friend -- their DSGN8D TXTR [designated texter] - before they get behind the wheel. To spread the message, Allstate is hitting the road with a 10-city tour to curb distracted driving deaths by registering more than 25,000 DSGN8D TXTRs at events and on facebook.com/XtheTXT. The holiday season is one of the deadliest times of the year for teens, and Kevin wants to keep his fans and their families safe on the road by encouraging them to appoint a friend to text on their behalf so they can focus on the road. That's why Kevin is appointing his friend and bodyguard, Big Rob, as his DSGN8D TXTR. He says sending a text while driving isn't worth risking your life or the lives of others. Teen safe driving is an important issue to Kevin and his brothers, Joe and Nick, who worked with Allstate this summer to encourage fans to X the TXT on their 12-city Road Dogs softball tour. They enlisted the support of thousands of fans to join them in taking the pledge not to text and drive. Allstate's X the TXT movement launched a year ago to raise awareness about the dangers of texting while driving. To date, more than 125,000 people have pledged not to text and drive. Also supporting the cause are Grammy nominee Jordin Sparks, "Camp Rock" actress Meaghan Martin, pop rock band Honor Society, R&B singer Mateo and Big Rob - who will be making special appearances throughout the 10-city tour to help educate teens about implementing a new step in their routine when they get behind the wheel. The tour is scheduled to run through mid-January with stops in: Detroit, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Seattle and others. Kevin and Big Rob talk about the dangers of texting and driving and why this is an important cause for them, how your viewers can appoint a DSGN8D TXTR and join the X the TXT movement, as well as how they plan to spend the holidays.
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