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Utah Company Joins ‘No Phone Zone’ Driving Pledge

June 14, 2010

BLUFFDALE, UT - HandStands, a national supplier of automotive promotional products, announced its executives and employees have taken the "No Phone Zone" pledge. The pledge - part of a nationwide campaign recently championed by Oprah Winfrey - is part of a movement to reduce accidents caused by drivers who become distracted using a phone while driving. 

"No phone call or text message is worth a life," said Alan Wheatley, company president. "We are committed to making sure our HandStands employees and other drivers on the road are as safe as possible, so we are requiring our employees to sign the pledge to refrain from all cell phone use when driving.  While it may seem like a sacrifice from a business and even personal standpoint, we realize that it pales in comparison to promoting safety in and out of the workplace."

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 25-percent of all auto accidents last year were caused by a distracted driver using a cell phone.

HandStands No Phone Zone awareness efforts have been endorsed by Jennifer Smith, founder of Focus Driven, a non-profit organization dedicated to building awareness of the dangers of mobile phone distracted driving and champion of the No Phone Zone movement. 


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