The No Phone Zone gains with Oprah's support
Oprah's "No Phone Zone" campaign has the support of other celebrities, such as Nicole Richie and Paula Abdul. The support of such celebrities is bound to help, but it's sad that common sense isn't enough to dissuade drivers from texting while driving.
The effort is supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, FocusDriven, a non-profit group combating the problem, and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions). GHSA spokesman Jonathan Adkins said:
Oprah's site has an interactive map updated in real-time as people sign a pledge against texting while driving. The "severity" of the pledge ranges from no texting to no texting and only hands-free calling, to no texting and no calling while driving at all.