Currently Driving, Will Get Back To You Soon – Giveaway

by Silvia on September 3, 2013 · 330 comments

in Noticias / News

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with AT&T and Latina Bloggers Connect. As always my opinions, comments, and promise not to text and drive are my own.

You may have read about my family’s near miss with a texting driver. One thing’s for sure, we are not the only ones with a story like that. The simple truth is way too many of us still text while driving. In fact over 100,000 vehicle accidents a year can be attributed to texting while driving…and it can be fatal.

But we parents need to set the example. 77 percent of teens say they’ve seen their parents text and drive, and 75% say their friends do it.

So the big question is, “what do we do about it?”

Well, one interesting bit of research is encouraging, it suggests that speaking up gets people to stop. 90% say they would stop if a friend in the car asked them to.No text on board logo

And there are more simple ways to get involved and anyone can do them. The folks at AT&T have made it easy with their “It Can Wait” and “100 Reasons It Can Wait” campaigns, their goal is to save lives, and they have one simple, yet powerful, message, “No text is worth dying for.”

Here are five easy ways to get involved:

  • Go to
  • Take the no-texting-and-driving pledge
  • Share your promise via Twitter #itcanwait and Facebook.
  • Set an example in your family and community by using the AT&T Drive mode app which is free for its Blackberry and Android wireless customers. It’s a cool little app that once downloaded and set up, turns on automatically once your vehicle starts moving 25 miles per hour or more. Then, texts and emails sent to the phone get an automatic response telling the sender that you are currently driving and will get back to them soon. Phone calls go to voicemail.
  • And last but not least, do it all in style by entering for a chance to win the fantastic giveaway announced on this blog today, which includes a brand new Blackberry Q10 for one lucky Mama Latina Tips reader donated by Blackberry and comes with all kinds of It Can Wait merchandise to help get the message out.

So what are you waiting for?

Here’s what’s in the AT&T “It Can Wait” Gift Bag

  • BlackBerry Q10
  • ICW T-Shirt
  • ICW thumb rings
  • ICW Non-Woven Big Tote
  • ICW Decals/Spanish
  • ICW Cleaning Cloth
  • ICW Silicon Snap Bracelet
  • Interior Double Side Cling


Win It!

To participate for the chance to win a BlackBerry Q10 an the rest of the items in the AT&T “It Can Wait” gift bag is easy.  Just leave me a comment telling me what you like about the “It Can Wait” campaign, you can check it out here. That’s it! That is your required entry.

Would you like more opportunities to win? I have a few of those, too! These entries are optional:

Enter today for the chance to win a #BlackberryQ10 @mamalatina #ItCanWait

(limit: one tweet per day, just please leave me a comment for each with the link of the tweet) 1 entry per tweet.

Please leave me a separate comment for your required entry and for each optional entry (1,2, 3, 4, and/or 5), so I know how many entries you have, thanks.

This giveaway will end on Thursday, Sept 19, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. PST. No purchase necessary. Open to US residents only, 18 years of age or older. Winner will be randomly chosen and notified via email. Winner must respond to notification email within 3 days or a new winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited. Please no P.O. Boxes. Entries/Comments that do not follow the submission guidelines will be invalid.

Have Fun and Good Luck,


{ 330 comments… read them below or add one }

September 6, 2013 at 6:52 pm Shannon

I like the broad spectrum approach, and also the idea of being a good example to future teen drivers is powerful!


September 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm Shannon
September 6, 2013 at 9:42 pm Lilyana Cruz
September 7, 2013 at 12:03 am Theresa J

I love that it is raising awareness on the dangers of texting.


September 7, 2013 at 12:04 am Theresa J

I subscribe via email


September 7, 2013 at 12:06 am Theresa J

I follow on instagram



September 7, 2013 at 12:08 am Theresa J

I follow on pinterest



September 7, 2013 at 12:15 am theresa J

I follow via G+

n janke


September 7, 2013 at 12:17 am Theresa J
September 7, 2013 at 5:36 am Mami2jcn

9/7 tweet–


September 7, 2013 at 6:27 am Shannon
September 7, 2013 at 6:42 am Deb m
September 7, 2013 at 11:02 am Mel
September 7, 2013 at 11:05 am Elena
September 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm Amanda Sakovitz
September 7, 2013 at 6:32 pm D SCHMIDT
September 8, 2013 at 5:44 am Mami2jcn

9/8 tweet–


September 8, 2013 at 5:58 am Deb M
September 8, 2013 at 8:08 am Amanda Sakovitz
September 8, 2013 at 9:18 am Gilda Campos
September 8, 2013 at 10:00 am Theresa J
September 8, 2013 at 12:48 pm Elena
September 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm Shannon
September 9, 2013 at 5:31 am Mami2jcn

9/9 tweet–


September 9, 2013 at 5:53 am Deb M
September 9, 2013 at 10:02 am Theresa J
September 9, 2013 at 11:37 am Elena
September 9, 2013 at 12:18 pm Amanda Sakovitz
September 9, 2013 at 2:52 pm Gilda Campos
September 9, 2013 at 5:59 pm Thomas Murphy
September 10, 2013 at 5:15 am Mami2jcn

9/10 tweet–


September 10, 2013 at 5:17 am rebecca shockley

I like that it’s being openly displayed and supported, this is a very important topic all around!


September 10, 2013 at 5:18 am rebecca shockley

Pinterest follower as mnmommaof5


September 10, 2013 at 5:19 am rebecca shockley

Google follower as rebecca shockley


September 10, 2013 at 5:55 am Deb M
September 10, 2013 at 10:29 am Theresa J
September 10, 2013 at 11:45 am Elena
September 10, 2013 at 12:01 pm Amanda Sakovitz
September 10, 2013 at 12:32 pm Pilar Romero Aguilar

Lo que aprendo dia a dia con esta campana, es que la vida no es juego y menos si tenemos personas que viajan junto a nosotros, debemos ser concientes y cuidarla no texteando ni hablando, ni mucho menos distraernos mientras manejamos.


September 10, 2013 at 12:34 pm Pilar Romero Aguilar

Estoy suscrita con mi correo


September 10, 2013 at 12:39 pm Pilar Romero Aguilar

Te sigo en instagram como


September 10, 2013 at 12:39 pm Pilar Romero Aguilar
September 10, 2013 at 12:40 pm Pilar Romero Aguilar
September 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm Pilar Romero Aguilar
September 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm Pilar Romero Aguilar

Te sigo en twitter desde


September 10, 2013 at 1:50 pm Gilda Campos
September 10, 2013 at 2:42 pm Thomas Murphy
September 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm Lilyana Cruz
September 10, 2013 at 5:41 pm Kenny F

great focus for drivers


September 10, 2013 at 5:41 pm Kenny F

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