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Last Updated: December 17th, 2012

Winners Selected - congratulations to [DC]_MAKER!

Want a chance to win a brand-new Galaxy S III from AT&T and Android Police? Today, you can! As part of the 'It Can Wait' campaign, we're giving away a red AT&T Galaxy S III complete with an anti-texting and driving accessory pack.

It Can Wait

Texting and driving is bad. You shouldn't do it. AT&T agrees, and to date, they've managed to get over a million people to sign a pledge promising not to text and drive. It may sound a little trivial or silly, but texting and driving maims - and even kills - far too many people. In the US alone, 100,000 texting-related accidents occur every year. Looking away for even a couple seconds while on the road at speed is dangerous. Looking away with one hand on the wheel, while your focus is on hitting a tiny little virtual key? That's potentially lethal.

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A few years ago, I was involved in a collision that occurred because I was mentally distracted, and luckily, both I and the other driver walked away without injury - though my car was totaled. I've been a lot more cautious since, and realize I was extremely fortunate that it didn't end worse. Don't text and drive, and don't drive distracted. Remember, you're operating a high-speed, multi-ton piece of machinery - not a bumper car.

You can also check out the 'It Can Wait' texting and driving simulator, which shows you the consequences of texting while driving.

The Giveaway

To raise awareness about this serious issue, we're giving away free stuff! You can win a Galaxy S III 'It Can Wait' pack, which includes all the following neat stuff:

  • One AT&T Galaxy S III, in red
  • An 'It Can Wait' Galaxy S III case
  • An 'It Can Wait" t-shirt
  • 2 'It Can Wait' thumbbands (to remind your thumbs)
  • 2 'It Can Wait' stickers
  • A Skinit coupon for a free large skin

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Entering is simple - just leave a comment on this post, and record your entry in the Rafflecopter widget below. This contest is for US residents only. The contest ends at midnight on Friday, December 14th.

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David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • akif

    Great campaign loving the support...keep it up!

  • Yusuf Ibrahim

    Gimmie!!

  • Paul_Werner

    Texting & driving is terrible

  • http://www.facebook.com/philip.janson.7 Philip PeyTon Janson

    Damn I hope I win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (:

  • pavelkz

    Drive mode with automatic bounce back

  • Max Chiu

    Don't text and drive... it can wait.

  • Nima Mohseni

    Texting while driving is a stupid thing to do.

  • rania

    Just don't do it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=549478030 Brandon Carter

    Got a ton of those stickers at work still -_-

  • Alexandro Raymundo

    Don't text and drive because you might spill your- oh wait. That doesn't work for this.

  • the burger

    Hate texting and driving. So much worse than calling someone.

  • Josh

    please please pleaseee!!!!!! in need of a new phone!!! would be the greatest christmas gift!!! hahah

  • MiXoLoGiSt

    Will be awesome to win this.

  • tom299

    Generic entry cast.

  • Julio

    Huh, I didn't know they made the SIII in red.

  • el_puchungo

    no matter how short a message it is, or how good you think you are at multi-tasking texting and driving is one of the dumbest things to do while driving.

  • Alex Hernandez

    Should slap a sticker on all these new phones that says, DON'T INGRESS AND DRIVE!! LOL
    Thanks again AP and AT&T for these giveaways! GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

  • D Canfield

    I don't really like campaigns & laws zeroed in on texting while driving - seems better to focus on the more general case of distracted driving. But since it's AT&T, I suppose it makes sense to focus on that particular distraction.

  • Zack Stewart

    Thats a nice looking red S3. Sure would be good to replace the piece of junk I have on my AT&T account now........ Pick Me! I yell at my wife anytime I catch her thinking she can hold the wheel type and not drive us off the road to a fiery demise... So far shes been right, but I hate to take that gamble.

    Also, sorry If I posted twice. Cant remember if I did yesterday, but I believe this is my first.

  • http://twitter.com/hochheiser hochheiser

    texting and driving is awesome - wait - no its not

  • Chris

    My friend got in an accident while driving and texting. Thank god he was okay! I will never text and drive!

  • Robert P

    This would be nice

  • nwd1911

    Great cause, glad to see more awareness around this issue.

  • wickedindian

    Don't Text and Drive, if you're important, they will wait

  • Nic Hilgendorf

    Great idea. Thanks for the contest AP.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1506021650 Phillip Grose

    Thanks for the contest. Don't Text and Drive!

  • http://twitter.com/gflasck gflasck

    Don't text and drive, that be jive. (I'll license that for tshirts, btw)

  • letsplaaay

    This time!!!

  • Michael McElveen

    i use NFC to put my phone into silent mode while in my vehicle to ensure that i dont play with my phone! but that is because i rolled a car while texting and driving!

  • James J

    Unfortunately I find that I am reminding myself (and my wife) over and over to not do it. Why can't we remember?

  • mrwharfsnort

    dont.. don't text and drive!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cory Reinhardt

    Don't text n drive, if i see you textinf and driving, i'll pull up beside you and throw a pop bottle at your car.

  • Bobby Cornwell

    Can't wait to see if I win :)

  • http://twitter.com/are_see33 Ramone Conley

    Dont do it

  • GuidZilla

    The amount of times I've almost been clipped on the road due to a texting or otherwise distracted drive is really obnoxious. It Can Wait! ;)

  • Chris Smith

    Allons-y

  • jswoger

    Best deterrent for sending a text while driving, a complex pattern unlock. Good luck looking at the text message while a custom ROM 5x5 grid. Can't even read it from the notification bar.

  • http://www.twitter.com/collifornia colleen boudreau

    Thank you!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/MichaelWilson37 Michael David Wilson

    Yeah I don't even use the phone when I drive, not worth it.. I was reading this article about this unknown rapper who was speeding down the road, and his last text had Yolo in, then he died. Moral of the story: YOLO so dont text!

  • Nadeem P-S

    One of the most popular safety issues deserves exposure.

  • Cyrus

    Don't Text and Drive. Even on a GS3.

  • cyrusxs

    Texting and driving is as bad as drinking and driving. We don't tolerate one, why should we tolerate the other?

  • Keiichi Dono

    I never text and drive, I don't even talk on the cellphone and drive. I don't appreciate it when other drivers do and try to run into me while distracted.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bobby.henris Bobby Henris

    i really believe it can wait, too many kids are dying out there on the roads. plus i really love this phone and would love to win it from at&t

  • m1st0

    The text won't get there any faster by driving it forward.

  • http://twitter.com/redblack0a Red

    So many giveaways from AndroidPolice... I need to win.

  • Collin

    Dont text and drive!

  • Evaxen

    Good initiative.

  • http://twitter.com/LaChanga Christina Solorio

    PLEASE LET ME WIN!!! MAMA NEEDS A NEW PHONE FOR CHRISTMAS!! :D

  • Chris Nguyen

    I don't text and drive. Actually I don't even text... or own a car :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/ajfouts Andrew Fouts

    Great contest for a great cause!

  • Brandon

    this.txt() && this.driving() == !this.worky()

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/no6969el Noel Barcellos

    This would be nice

  • http://www.facebook.com/BSMan01 Bailey Sandlin

    need a new phone...pphone broke even more today

  • Ali AlAli

    I saw that t-shirt before! good thing that I wasn't texting while driving!

  • brimanp

    I have had a scare or two texting and driving is bad

  • aj34

    yes please

  • Ethan Hubbard

    dont txt and drive

  • Kendal Boucher

    dont use apples maps ull get lost as hell lmfao

  • Mikey510

    I retired my texting and driving career years ago. Those commercials work wonders.

  • hejay

    It can wait!

  • Andrew

    This campaign is a good start.

  • Corey Bouton

    Oooh, chance at a free phone...I solemnly swear that I will not text and drive if I win this.

  • Eddie Drummond

    As a military member I seen people lose lives over this. Don't do it!

  • http://twitter.com/04gtp Grand Prix

    Saw someone get into an accident texting while driving, and had a friends who was rear ended in a fully restored 69 chevelle he spent over two years restoring because the girl was texthing.

  • Curtis Massey

    Your driving is bad enough already! Don't make it worse by texting while you drive!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gameus.guyus.5 Gameus Guyus

    I lost a friend who was texting and driving. I'll miss her.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fdgarza Felipe Garza

    D:

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheAndroidGeek Dhruv Gupta

    i agree with jan romero

  • Rob Morris

    Another day...another contest for a S3...maybe this will be the one I win...

  • Ryan Bergerson

    It can wait, fellas

  • Ryan Bergerson

    It can wait, fellas.

  • Blake Forehand

    I likes to not text and drive...

  • Andres

    I'd rather drive and text, than using Apple Maps.

  • nh

    i want to win

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjammin09 Ben Marchant

    Oh boy oh boy oh me oh my

  • http://www.facebook.com/hudspeth Mathew Hudspeth

    Well here it's illegal to even have my hand on a phone while driving, so texting isn't an issue for me ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.mclinden.9 Michael McLinden

    Wowater

  • ewilliams1009

    I want this so bad!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/wade_county John P

    yoyoyoyoyoyo

  • http://twitter.com/Eolly Chris Flinn

    yes please stop texting while driving.

  • Guest

    Good cause and even better give away maybe this will get some big exposure.

  • http://twitter.com/Eolly Chris Flinn

    Maybe one of my comments will get through the filter.

  • Linda Rodriguez

    Waze user.... Fast simple reliable....

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-Wong/100001702526143 Gary Wong

    Red hot S3, yeah!

  • Michelle Hudak

    Getting in under the wire, thanks!

  • Josh

    did i win did i win???

  • DCMAKER

    woot best 2 weeks ever! got a free mogo and this muahahaha epic!

    • http://thesprintcult.com/ Sprint Cult

      im happy for you

      • DCMAKER

        and you are a noble humble one aren't you ^^