Jonas Brothers and Sue Sylvester say no to texting while driving

This week, a major boys band and a star of the hit TV show Glee have endorsed different causes that all lead to the same objective: stop teens from texting while driving

The Jonas Brothers have teamed up with Allstate Insurance to raise awareness about the dangers of texting while driving and to encourage young people and their families to pledge not to text and drive.  The boys, who also happen to have a softball team, will tour minor league stadiums to educate teens and their parents about the dangers of texting while driving.

LG Electronics, on the other hand, has invited the actress who portrays Sue Sylvester on Glee, Jane Lynch, to join their campaign to stop teen drivers from exchanging text messages behind the wheel.

Through a series of video on LG’s website, Jane Lynch Lynch tackles issues such as texting while drivingand other questionable teen behaviors.  At the end of each video, Lynch directs parents to an LG education website where they can find professional advice and guidance to help promote safe and responsible usage among their text- and tech-savvy families.

“Since becoming involved with LG on this campaign, I have realized the quick pace of parenthood,” said Lynch in a statement released by LG. “So, LG brought me on board to shed some light on the issue of mobile misuse among teens. Together, we’ve created a series of videos that are entertaining yet speak seriously to parents about this growing issue.”

Once can only hope that their star power will have enough influence on teens  drivers.

Source:  Washington Post, August 16, 2010; LG Press Releasse, August 25, 2010

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