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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 whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Bradford Knight

    Here's my comment ... don't read it or reply to it while driving, OK? OK.

  • bk

    go go go!

  • Deenybird

    Love the galaxy s3

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-P-Odegard/100001104129904 Michael P Odegard

    A red S3? Interesting.

  • xriderx66

    I don't know WHY people do this? There are plenty of alternatives, having your phone SPEAK to you and tell you the text, but come on! What is so important that you are willing to risk YOUR life, and on top of that someone elses.
    Just don't do it, this shouldn't be a problem at all.

  • malecslomas

    I recently lost a friend to texting and driving. While the free phone would be nice, I'm just glad big names are making a push to bring awareness to a growing public safety issue.

  • coggy9

    I wonder what's worse...texting and driving, or playing Ingress and driving...not that I'd do either.

  • Alvie Rodgers

    This is a great idea! Creative way to get an important message across!

  • steverichter

    It could be me

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=593927989 Tom Lewis

    Please

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=719314646 Curtis Bigelow

    I have signed and think it'sa great thing to do !

  • Brian G

    I want that!

  • reiji_tamashii

    Remember, you can send text messages using Google Now and voice recognition!

  • B J Books

    Put the phone down...and just drive.

  • UndergroundWire

    Luckily I've never been involved in a collision out of my stupidity with texting. As I got older I learned to wait until I stop before texting (or Ingress).

  • MR

    Win Win

  • endfinity

    This is a great cause!

  • Troy Leonard

    I have had to learn not to text and drive the hard way

  • Paul Harren

    Heads up 7 Up! Text and driving is no win!

  • vibhu Chaudhary

    I would love an SIII for xmax

  • http://twitter.com/unwiredmedic Christopher Matthews

    If you text and drive, you may see me visiting you at your crash site! Just say no!

  • http://twitter.com/PoliTechsGuy Mujtaba

    Never text & drive because it is = drinking & driving!

  • Bob Johnson

    Red is sexy, need me one of those ;)

  • Walter Dunivan

    Good luck for a good cause!

  • http://www.facebook.com/naseem.rayyan Naseem Rayyan

    Drive a manual. There's no way to text with both hands busy.

  • Vincent Ma

    support!

  • http://twitter.com/rescue_monkey Rescue Monkey

    As a paramedic, I see too many traffic collisions due to distracted driving. Please, put the phone down and wait.

  • Veridor

    Good giveaway to raise awareness for a good cause. Bravo, AP.

  • http://www.facebook.com/larryjasonstorey Jason Storey

    Just in time for a new phone.

  • Eric Bogle

    I don't text and drive. It's that simple.

  • asian amigo

    don't text and d(r)i(v)e..period..

  • Julius Besser

    Leaving a comment to get in on the giveaway

  • http://twitter.com/texastega Jose Luis Ortega

    Good cause that definitely needs more attention

  • Vanick Ng

    Its so silly! Why can't people just wait?

  • Justine

    Texting and driving is a no no.

  • Aki I.

    Hope I win

  • http://twitter.com/MassStash Scott Lantow

    Holy cow I would love to win this and have a good gift for the lady. Times been rough, deaths in the family are costly when they didn't have life insurance!

  • Michael Schiff

    Awesome giveaway, and good cause

  • Matt Holbrook

    I commented!

  • Adam T

    I see this all the time. I'm glad for this campaign hopefully people will pay attention

  • threeballspin

    Having too many close calls made me realize texting and driving isn't worth the risk.

  • Levi

    I really can't understand why someone would text and drive. The whole point of texting is to do it when it's convenient!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002865719233 Noah Fitzsimmons

    don't text and drive! pick me!

  • Patrick Calderaz

    I really wanna win!!!

  • http://filmitnow.moonfruit.com/ Brandon Wood

    That simulater was actually really cool :)

  • saegiru

    Texting and driving is ridiculous.

  • Christopher Heidt

    I love being safe and I love winning stuff! :-)

  • Andy_in_Indy

    As an insurance agent I have seen too many people wreck because of texting or emailing while driving. Get a designated texter to ride with you if you have to!

  • Travis Coleman

    Texting and driving wouldn't happen if Hank the Cat would have won the Virginia Senate Race!

  • http://twitter.com/Quietlyawesome Tyler Cooke

    It's great that you guys are doing this! The Galaxy SIII has been on my wishlist for quite awhile, and I'll be learning to drive soon.

  • Jen Lukitsch

    no texting and driving

  • http://twitter.com/Sapko82 Sapko V

    sweet

  • RonD45

    Heck, I don't evev Ford Sync an drive. That's what voice mail is for.

  • http://hukilau.us Wade Inganamort

    Great contest idea. Don't text and drive!

  • schwff

    So it can wait

  • Pirateghost

    Need.Galaxy.S.3.For.WIFE

  • http://www.facebook.com/andres.lassalle Andres Lassalle

    Cool campaign

  • Chris

    Yes please. Thanks!

  • Ram

    Nice campaign..

  • John

    Awesome (what you're giving away) ! Thanks ap!

  • Matt Adams

    Pledge signing?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jdkoren Jonathan Koren

    I've seen those "TXTING & DRIVING ... IT CAN WAIT" screen protectors in lots of unboxing videos for devices on AT&T. Ten bucks says we'll start seeing other advertisements on those screen protectors in the future.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234847262 Abe Torres

    Less texting and more driving please.

  • Jameson

    I warn my siblings about this all the time. The number of accidents will increase unless we can get people to understand. This is dangerous, and I'm glad there's a better campaign to raise awareness.

  • http://twitter.com/tams_mytweets tams

    Need of the hour, as lots and lots reports of accidents points to texting while driving.

  • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.cho.520 Christopher Cho

    I wanna win~~

  • Tyler

    When I'm driving they wait until I'm done. If its important they will call.

  • http://twitter.com/betafan7 betafan7

    Truth, nothing is more important than getting to your destination safely and without endangering everyone else on the road.

  • Eric Fong

    No to text and driving.

  • http://profiles.google.com/knx2cl Ken Lemoine

    I don't text and drive.. and not because it is a law in my state.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000520475463 Roderick Hsu

    Samsung Galaxy S III is a really awesome phone and texting and driving is dangerous.

  • JG

    Would love an SGS3... Finally have a device I can get Google Now working on...

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000520475463 Roderick Hsu

    Samsung Galaxy S III is an awesome phone and texting and driving is dangerous.

  • Scott

    Drugs are bad.

  • MJ

    Don't text and drive people! Now may I win this phone?

  • Lekz

    Red S3!

  • TweetrGuy

    I could use a new Galaxy SIII. And I promise to never ever text and drive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/emoryu21 Marty Lange

    This would make for a perfect gift for my boyfriend... he's an iPhone user... and I seek to convert him.

  • hunter whaley

    a comment

  • Jay T

    The idea of a thumb band is pretty good. You have to use your thumb's to type, and the moment you look at the keyboard you'll see the ring.

  • RxGadget

    Seen too many close calls texting and driving. Bad enough the people who do talk on the phone and can't drive normally. Talking and parkign is horrible as well

  • http://twitter.com/inRub Rubin Jean

    It could waze, er I mean wait.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Skuidaniel Daniel Gonzalez

    Texting and driving is bad kids, Mkkkayy?

  • Anoop CH

    Thank you for the giveaway..

  • Wm. Mike Kostok Jr.

    Scary to think that people text and drive. I have a hard enough time texting on my couch. This needs to stop.

  • Andrew C

    Don't text and drive please.

  • vremennyi

    I want update my ATRIX2...

  • http://www.facebook.com/jb3mta3 Joe Brown

    Don't text and drive!

  • Mohammed

    I would love to have an S3!

  • Jeff

    Texting and driving is bad :)

  • Tad Fisher

    It's simple: turn on the car, turn off the phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=132200610 Bill Bushnell

    Win please!

  • Ian

    Yes Please!!!

  • tweetyscute

    Such an inportant message that we all need to share

  • JB Kania

    I would like an s3 again

  • Robert Murphy

    Go Galaxy!

  • MRIANB

    Nice giveaway.

    Ian B

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Oliver-Giron/2536418 Oliver Giron

    Thank you for promoting this issue!

  • Greek_Ice

    Wow you guys are really churning out the giveaways. Great phone and awesome goodies, thanks AP.

  • Peter Lee

    count me in!

  • bevon

    id like to win those

  • Ivan92116

    thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1397049753 Sue Vang

    Hook me up!

  • Kevin Wong

    Don't text and drive. Don't drink and drive. Thanks AP and AT&T.

  • J Carlos

    Don't text and drive, is bad for your health

  • http://www.lazyrivr.com/ Andy Bell

    About a month ago I nearly got hit in the roundabout by my house because somebody was talking on their phone and not paying attention! Don't use your phone while driving! And if you must, use a Bluetooth headset of some kind!

  • Camelsnightout

    Raising awareness through a give away. I support this

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nicholasdandrea Nicholas D’Andrea

    Texting and driving just seems crazy to me. It's not worth the risk.

  • http://twitter.com/ajwitherspoon Austin Witherspoon

    Come on people..who really texts and drives? So dangerous..

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.danna.733 Jonathan Danna

    This is a blog comment. Yes. I have left one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/slacker57 Brandon Woo

    Pssh, driving -- who does that anymore? My phone builds me an island and then turns into a jet and flies me there.

  • http://twitter.com/mikedotdunham mike dunham

    Don't text and drive! Sad thing is I see a lot of adults doing it while driving their children around.

  • Peaches

    Texting and driving isn't worth losing a life.. I'm all for no Texting while driving

  • monsterenergy22

    Nothing is so important that it cant wait, dont do it!

  • Eddy

    Car accidents are things one should always be wary of. I was in one a couple months ago.. fortunately I managed to come out of it mostly unscathed. Don't text and drive, guys!

  • ConCal

    Don't text and drive. I won't.

  • reliog

    Don't text and drive.. Ever! It's dumb and dangerous for you and others

  • iheartstraws

    Yay!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Justin Q

    I would never touch my phone while driving.
    I don't get why people keep doing this.
    You think you can handle the speed and everything, but truth is you can't.
    You just can't handle the inevitable and the unexpected.
    You'll find out when it actually happens. You'll learn the lesson of life. But then it's too late.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527030896 Geri Galloway

    Just say NO! Throw your phone in the backseat, if necessary!

  • Rob Campbell

    I definitely can wait but not for a GS3

  • Bandage

    Red would truly match my christmas stocking!

  • http://www.facebook.com/caleb.severson.5 Caleb Severson

    Don't text and drive!

  • Gramps50

    Texting while driving is like reading the newspaper while driving, you shouldn't be doing it.

    I am not smart enough to text and drive, I can barley text when standing still.

  • Bojan Gutic

    Texting and driving is stupid...

  • Jeff Metzner

    Count me in! Thanks!

  • Ed Baker

    Never once sent or read a text while driving and always feel like I am the only one in the world that pulls off the road to answer calls (even handsfree). No call is worth keeping someone's mom or dad from ever coming home again!

  • Michael Fontenot

    I can't imagine driving and testing. It's a superhuman feat to do it without crashing. I doubt that the offenders are superhuman

  • william

    i dont text & drive so yay for me.

  • Jagjit Deol

    Don't text while driving.

  • http://twitter.com/storybender storybender

    No text & drive, no talk and drive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DouglasASewell Doug Sewell

    Anyone who texts and drives doesn't deserve a license... or a phone.

  • http://twitter.com/OpenIntro Eric Vaughan

    Happy Holidays! Stay safe out there!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001157582796 Chris Ward

    Need to replace this old blackberry i'm using after i had 3 LG thrills die on me lol this would be a nice change of pace!

  • Lee Phillips

    I don't understand how people can text and drive with a smartphone. Way too dangerous! Glad people are raising awareness on this.

  • Cheryl Christner

    Don't text and drive. Arrive alive!

  • Carl Hoffman

    Hope I win! I never text and drive.

  • Darren

    Don't text and drive!

  • john

    don't know why people can't wait to get to their destination to text instead of texting while getting there. have fun killing yourself or someone else (usually someone else... but at least U NO WUTS UP TONITE LOL?)

  • David Z

    It's harder to do while driving a stick thus I don't do it

  • RaviShah

    yesss please

  • http://www.facebook.com/michaelshane.ferguson Michael Shane Ferguson

    Its just to dangerous

  • http://www.facebook.com/AlexO210 Alex Oconnor

    I don't drive, but cool beans

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.locurto Thomas LoCurto

    I wonder if it's unlocked xD

  • btod

    Is entering a "no texting and driving" drawing while driving bad too?

  • http://www.facebook.com/taylor.teune Taylor Teune

    Great causation!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/ABCDEFGinamarie .

    :):)

  • Chris Webster

    I <3 SAMMY

  • Harsh

    I already don't text and drive

  • Alexzza

    One text can wait!