Sign Oprah's No Phone Zone pledge

Oprah's No Phone Zone Pledge

April 28, 2010 10:17:43 AM PDT
Oprah's latest project is getting its own day. Friday, April 30 is National Phone Day, marking a day to not text or talk on the phone while driving.

Oprah began the campaign in hopes of shedding light on the dangers of texting and talking on the phone while driving. She hopes to educate people and encourage drivers to sign her pledge.

As of April 28 nearly 200,000 drivers have signed the pledge committing to drive responsibly and help put an end to distracted driving.

For more information about the campaign, click here.

To sign the pledge, click here.

Some facts about distracted driving:

  • Nearly 6,000 people died in 2008 in crashes involving a distracted driver, and more than half a million were injured. (Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA))
  • The proportion of drivers reportedly distracted at the time of a fatal crash has increased from 8 percent in 2004 to 11 percent in 2008. (Source: NHTSA)
  • More than 800,000 vehicles are being driven by someone using a hand-held cell phone at any given moment during daylight hours. (Source: NHTSA)
  • Research shows drivers who use hand-held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. (Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

Celebrities who Have Taken the No Phone Zone Pledge

Pledge List as of April 27, 2010

Holly Robinson Peete

Rodney Peete

Ali Wentworth

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood

Gavin De Becker

Dr. Laura Berman

Nate Berkus

Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum)

Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum)

Dave Haywood (Lady Antebellum)

Shaun White (Olympics)

Jerry Seinfeld

Tom Papa

Johnny Weir

Morgan Freeman

Raquel Welch

Tyler Perry

Diane Sawyer

Sandra Bullock

Mo’Nique

Jeff Bridges

Christoph Waltz

Geoffrey Fletcher

Ben Nemtin

Dave Lingwood

Duncan Penn

Jonnie Penn

Tracy Morgan

Tina Fey

Betty White

Richard Branson

Abraham McDonald

The cast of TV’s “Glee”

Carson Kressley

Tim Gunn

Mary J. Blige

Malaak Compton-Rock

Lisa Ling

Sir Elton John

Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss)

Brooke Burke

Derek Hough

Jimmy Johnson (nascar driver)

Queen Rania of Jordan

Melissa Etheridge

Paula Deen

Randy Jackson

Dr. Oz

Usher

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