Don't Text and Drive Public Service Campaign


Texting While Driving is Against the Law in Georgia!

Texting while driving is a deadly practice that has become the number one driving distraction for many people. Texting on a wireless telecommunications device while operating a vehicle is prohibited in Georgia. That means no reading, typing or sending text messages. Drivers are not permitted to touch the keypad or look at the text screen. The law applies to all drivers, regardless of age, driving on public roads and highways. Even those stopped at a red light, or waiting in a turn lane.

Did You Know?

If you text and drive, you're 23 times more likely to have a car crash, according to a study on driver distractions conducted by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Of all the distractions measured in the study, text messaging had the longest duration of "eyes off the road". With an average distraction time of 4.6 seconds over a 6 second interval, that is like driving the length of an entire football field at 55 miles per hour without ever looking at the road!

Montlick & Associates Safety Initiatives

Since 2009, Montlick & Associates has been making an effort to help reduce the number of injuries caused by people texting and driving. That effort includes "Don't Text & Drive" campaigns, billboards and public service messages on television throughout Georgia. Our safety initiatives are supported by partners in the Atlanta community such as The Safe America Foundation, Fox 5-Atlanta and WSB-TV. Our safety campaigns are meant to encourage, enlighten and educate everyone, so that we can all stay safe on the road.

Partnership with WAGA, Fox 5 & The Safe America Foundation

Montlick & Associates proudly partners with Atlanta's Fox 5 and The Safe America Foundation to encourage teens to take the "Safe Driver Pledge". The high school with the most pledges receives a $5,000 donation from Montlick & Associates. In 2013, Creekview High School received a $5,000 check for winning the High 5 Sports and Montlick & Associates "Don't Text and Drive" campaign.

Creekview High School

Creekview High School

Creekview High School

Partnership with WSB-TV, Channel 2

Montlick & Associates is proud to support Channel 2's Wait 2 Text Program. The campaign is a station wide initiative comprised of television messages that help raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving. The campaign ends with a prime time special that expands on the dangers of distracted driving and the laws, programs and technology in place to prevent drivers from texting while driving.

Montlick & Associates has also created a number of video that can be seen on Channel 2's noon news, featuring Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate Jacquie Palisi. The 2-minute "Daily 2" Segments promote safety and injury prevention, including education about the dangers of texting while driving and driver distractions.

Check out Billboards Displayed throughout the State:

  • Please Don't Text and Drive Billboard
  • Please Don't Text and Drive Billboard
Public Service Announcements

2013 Don't Text and Drive PSA Commitment
2013 Don't Text and Drive PSA
"Commitment"

2013 Don't Text and Drive PSA Integrity
2013 Don't Text and Drive PSA
"Integrity"

Montlick & Associates PSA Please Don't Text & Drive
Montlick & Associates PSA
"Please Don't Text & Drive"

Partnership with WSB-TV Channel 2 Wait 2 Text Program
Partnership with WSB-TV Channel 2
Wait 2 Text Program

Partnership with Fox 5 Atlanta Don't Text & Drive Pledge
Partnership with Fox 5 Atlanta
Don't Text & Drive Pledge

Partnership with Fox 5 Atlanta News Segment: Creekview High School Winner
Partnership with Fox 5 Atlanta
News Segment:
Creekview High School Winner

ABC News Segment New Georgia Texting Law
ABC News Segment
New Georgia Texting Law

ABC News Segment Avoid Driver Distractions
ABC News Segment
Avoid Driver Distractions