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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.

  • Seamus Conley

    I wasn't texting, but I got in an accident a year ago because I dropped my phone while trying to to plug it into the car charger. Was distracted for a second at most, but that's all it took. I get so angry when I'm in the car with any of my friends now and they start texting people, it really is just idiotic. Hopefully, more people will come to realize this soon because I see it happening more and more every year.

  • Myles Lowery

    I never text and drive anyway.

  • d_pyron

    Don't understand why people text and drive

  • Chin Patel

    I never text an drive, and usually get on to anyone I am a passenger with, that happens to text and drive. It is a bad habit of people.

    What ever it is, can most certainly wait.

  • Allana

    Don't do it ya'll!

  • http://twitter.com/j_hollender Justin Hollender

    Thanks AP!

  • Johnny S

    I could really use a phone with voice texting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/emanuel.l.agosto Emanuel López Agosto

    Keep your hands on the wheel, instead of your smartphones.

  • http://twitter.com/manicsocratic Adan H.

    You really can't go wrong with an SGS3. It's so powerful you don't even need to touch it while driving anyway. Sign me up!

  • Anthony Treviso

    Texting and driving isn't worth it. I know too many people who lost their lives doing it.

  • BETTY

    I NEED THIS PHONE!!!!! PLEASE PICK MEEEEEEEEE

  • Charles Guardino

    Text and Driving is as bad as Apple Maps! Don't do it!

  • MJBigDeal

    cool beans

  • http://www.facebook.com/nikhilkaduskar Nikhil Kaduskar

    Good campaign!

  • challenge_accepted

    Don't text and drive unless you're drunk

  • tomnord

    This is a great idea!

  • Kie

    awesome prize pack. Waiting for the day when a company can find a way for those with the text and drive craving to get their fix safely

  • Sebastian Seymour

    It should be common sense, although in this day and age it seems less and less people have such a thing.

  • Chad D

    Good cause!

  • Christopher Mann

    Yes it most definitely can wait but I can't
    choose me!!!

  • jafunk

    would love to have a new at&t phone, but my contract isn't up for another 9 months!

  • http://twitter.com/KaiJones34 Kai Jones

    Don't text and drive, I have personally been in a serious accident that occurred right as texting was becoming popular. Had texting been involved in my wreck there would have been no way that corrections could be made in time to prevent serious consequences.

  • peter steffek

    Texting and driving is probably the stupidist thing that anyone could do, might as well blindfold yourself

  • Harit Singh

    Texting and driving is terrible!

  • http://www.facebook.com/christian.carvallo.737 Christian Carvallo

    Don't be a dummy, text when your parked and can think of something funny

  • Mario

    Thanks AP! I don't know how you can give away so much stuff, but I am certainly thankful for it!

    There was a story about a 16 year old girl who kills another person because she was texting, it saddened me greatly. Aside from the giveaway, just don't text and drive, or if anything, use a hands off app. Remember, Myth Busters proved that talking on the phone is just as bad or worse than driving drunk.

  • debtac20

    definitely a good PSA. nice job AP.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aBlair6 Alexander Blair

    Might as well!

  • Jared Fulgham

    People who text and drive these days irritate me, that's why I make my wife do my messaging when I'm driving... :)

  • http://twitter.com/kreflo Jerrel Townsend

    I've never had the coordination to text and drive anyway...

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001689995858 Grey Crow

    Don't be stupid

  • http://twitter.com/HAYABUSAAE86 KEVIN

    Voice to text.

  • http://www.facebook.com/deepumukundan Deepu Mukundan

    Red GSIII, Not Blood on the road...

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Colin-Schmalle/700618966 Colin Schmalle

    Don't text and drive!

  • Brian

    Even if it wasn't unsafe, the idiots texting and driving always screw me over at stoplights.

  • JamisonFrady

    common sense...or maybe not

  • D

    Don't be dumb

  • gil

    Only you can prevent texting drivers...(smoky voice)

  • Anthony De Felice

    I have never texted and driven. Plus, a GSIII would be really nice...

  • Carlos Miller

    Is red the only color available for this contest? If that's the case, my wife would love a new phone! ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/allendave.mendozasales Dave Sales

    pick me!

  • Tcj

    worstideaever

  • MR2_Turbo

    Even phone calls can wait.

  • jonathan3579

    I want freeeeeee

  • ajm531

    yes ive been mentally distracted and im terrified how far i get without realizing it and without an accident. Texting is just that much worse

  • shmuelp

    See this Bonker's World: http://www.bonkersworld.net/mobile-relationship/ - probably related to why people text & drive

  • http://www.facebook.com/ajm.maldnodano Ajm Maldnodano

    just dont do it a text is not worth your life nor another individuals

  • http://www.talltechtales.com/ Mattias

    Nice

  • Tim Sebek

    It doesn't help that the people most likely to text and drive are often the more inexperienced drivers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andre.maldonado.18 Andre Maldonado

    this needs to be promoted more and more. Nice job at&t

  • Kolok

    As always, nice giveaway

  • Simon Tam

    Just say no... to texting and driving

  • ginz

    this is an awesome idea hope I win

  • QuanahHarjo

    Use the GS3's NFC paired with an NFC sticker that automatically turns on a "no reply while I'm driving" text. Technology fighting your bad impulses.

  • Jordan Gilbert

    Texting and driving is a pain when your car is broke. Not that I do when it's not broken :)

  • George

    I don't text and drive (because I can't drive).

  • humanios

    Good to raise awareness

  • Steve Rosas

    This would make an awesome Christmas present!

  • Randall Postlethwait

    I love that Galaxy Red

  • mattsledge

    Helloooooooooooo.

  • Joemalma

    Hope I win!

  • Brenda H.

    I have never text and drove at the same time. Its stupid. A text message can wait!

  • Jeremy Wielopolski

    I can't even text & walk, let alone text and operate a 1 ton machine.

  • Kernschatten

    Good way to raise awareness.

  • http://www.facebook.com/11EM.I.N.EM11 Anthony Gaddis

    Don't text and drive! It can wait!!

  • Adam Grasch

    Texting and driving is bad.

  • Michael Lebowitz

    OMG I would kill for one of these :)

  • Ac3ofSpades

    Count me in. Just say no to texting and driving.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.hamilton.1485 Jonathan Hamilton

    Texting and driving is really dangerous and is becoming an increasing problem. Glad to see that people are spreading the awareness. Don't text and drive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6706714 Ofir Fatal

    Texting and driving is bad, Mkay?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Pomacat David Poma

    I would like to have one

  • Jay Aye

    I'll get behind anything that'll keep people off their phone while they're behind the wheel...

  • Rence12

    Texting and driving is idiotic, keep your eyes on the road so you don't crash into someone who isn't making a stupid decision.

  • Jay

    I've seen texting and cycling!

  • iSlackerz

    I can't wait to win this...

  • QwietStorm

    I'll go for that

  • GunnerOnASpooky

    I've been run off the road several times by people texting while driving. I should just let them hit me, but I like my truck.

  • http://twitter.com/Vanillalite Kevin

    Great way to spread the message about how bad texting and driving is!

  • HTCfanAMK

    Galaxy s3 rocks the house!

  • http://twitter.com/PCN_DiRT DiRT

    I am commenting!

  • Andrew Danielsen

    I'll throw my hand in on this, I don't text and drive because it's not worth my life.

  • http://twitter.com/GitMuny Ciroc Obama

    My uncle and my father have both been rear ended at high speed thanks to distracted driving from cell phones. That did it for me and ever since texting can wait.

  • Fernando

    Don't drive or text

  • http://revengeofthepc.com Ethan Madison

    If you kill by by texting and driving, you'd better watch your back because my ghost will eat your soul.

  • Conan

    Wouldn't mind an extra phone

  • boardindude

    Great giveaway n cause!

  • Kiran Parmar

    I commented! :P
    Now gimme all you can ;)

  • Daniel Galvez

    Say no texting and driving, I'm really glad there are doing this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hackmattr Matt Baker

    I call people idiots whenever I see them texting or talking on the phone while driving.

  • http://twitter.com/Bless_Eliz Blessie Elizabeth

    I hate texting or driving while on the phone! How they threaten our lives everyday on the road! Time to bring personal responsibility to everyone!

  • Kyle S.

    Woohoo

  • http://www.facebook.com/tim.roberts85 Timothy Roberts

    It makes me crazy to see someone using their cell while driving!

  • Daniel James

    Imagine texting while driving AND using Apple Maps at the same time...

  • Daniel K

    So ready to update my Galaxy S II...

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stacy-Shaw/100000255574834 Stacy Shaw

    Love the color options on the GS3

  • Anson

    Text can wait . But I can't wait to get a prize

  • jb

    Don't text til u hit a stop light

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15622172 Moin Azfar Sheriff

    love this phone.. wish i win

  • Bob G

    Hell yes! More awareness for this great thing AT&T does. Love those stickers, nothing works better than in your face safety messages!

  • http://www.facebook.com/roscoenw Roscoe N. White

    Texting and driving....not good bedfellows. Who wants to text a Smiley face during rush hour traffic? NOT THIS GUY.

    SN: AT&T is my homie.

  • atlouiedog

    I support this as someone who literally dove out of the way of a car driven by someone who was staring at their phone.

  • Steven Harper

    This is actually a great campaign. i think texting and driving is unnecessary and dangerous.

  • Ken

    Texting and driving is just as bad as drinking and driving

  • Joseph Cascio

    I'm a big supporter of "It Can Wait". I love the documentary that AT&T did for it.

  • megalyte

    What a great campaign!

  • Ian Huey

    A great cause and winning a phone for a MUCH needed upgrade. I'm in!

  • Neal Horowitz

    Paying attention to the road is hard.

  • http://twitter.com/pappsinteppadon Papp Sinteppadon

    yes please

  • felipevira

    Almost t-boned by some dumb lady who was texting.

  • Joface

    I don't text and drive, but the glee commercial is terrible. It slows down time to count the five seconds.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kory.rice.1 Kory Rice

    I've been hit by a car while riding my bike, the driver was distracted when he hit me.. You should never drive distracted

  • marsdta

    ive lost count of how many times ive been almost run down by people texting and driving while im on my jogs. The last lady even got mad at me. excuse me for using the crosswalk and listing to the crosswalk sign

  • Dimitris

    Would you Text and Drive in Gran Turismo?

  • Eric Bogle

    I don't text while driving. It's as simple as that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003038191347 Randy Strye

    i understand why people shouldn't be texting while driving... however, i don't feel like new laws are the way to go!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Hopper/100000561318465 John Hopper

    I'm leaving this comment. I don't want it anymore.

  • http://www.facebook.com/princesation Prince Dela Cruz

    Texting and Driving? More like Facebook and driving....

  • Keyan X

    Here's a comment, that I left! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/julian.park.5437 Julian Park

    those commercials are scary but effective

  • http://profiles.google.com/oneill.gs Gregory O’Neill

    10char?

  • http://twitter.com/Lazo7 mayday

    Want this

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1480334112 facebook-1480334112

    Pick me please... I need a s3 and I promise not to text while driving with it.

  • Danrarbc

    Do want an S3. Don't want to text and drive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bubba.phillips.71 Bubba Phillips

    Imagine Peace

  • Jeffrey K

    Do not text and drive!

  • Rick

    You may think you can text or email while you drive until you hear the horn and hear the sheet metal crumple. Explain that to the officer as she checks your log.

  • Garry DeWitt

    I'll admit it, I've done it a couple times.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1737109709 Richard Keimig

    A few people from my area were killed in car accidents, be safe behind the wheel!

  • EdsonDJ

    I don't know why people do it, it's just so dangerous.

  • http://wyldtek.com/ wyldtek

    want

  • James Sarino

    A good cause, and the giveaway is a nice bonus too!

  • Sirus

    It can wait.

  • http://twitter.com/hiba008 hiba008

    Great campaign! Driving AND texting...big no no!

  • mgamerz

    I never text and drive.

  • http://profiles.google.com/lieutenant.sneer Michael Thom

    I never text while driving, I'm too busy playing harmonica!

  • Bsaatbman

    hmmm, seems like fun

  • Nathan

    I still have a EVO 4G (not LTE). This phone would be a Christmas dream come true!

  • http://twitter.com/left_the_stars ♡♥♬ Nephilim ♬♥♡

    great campaign, thanks for the chance

  • Joan Manelik Vallejo

    Taxi driver here. Safety comes first. Never risk your life over a simple message that can wait

  • http://twitter.com/thaigood mark j

    if you're gonna text while driving make sure it's behind someone you hate, and bring two shovels.

  • butterhasbeenspread

    I don't always text and drive, but when I do I make sure it's in park.

  • http://twitter.com/markzero mark zero (Jason)

    Good to remind people, especially during the holidays.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joaquin.perez.334 Joaquin Perez

    It only takes a second. We all know we do it, but it should stop now! It can wait!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ran.manor.3 Ran Manor

    I never text and drive

  • http://www.facebook.com/slyderz Kenny Bishop

    It can wait.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LarryAdams66 Larry Adams

    I don't have enough dexterity to text and drive. *shrug*

  • messs17

    Thank you!

  • Brandon Johnson

    There was this this guy that was supposed to be a great multi tasker and they put him to the test on discovery channel. they threw all kinds of obstacles in the road while he was driving, talking on the phone, and answering math problems. He failed miserably. You may think you can do more than 2 things @ once but the human mind just doesn't work like that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DanielDennisClark Dan Clark

    Another awesome giveaway. This time coupled with an awesome cause. Thank you!

  • David Sellars

    Yes, please. Winning one of these would make my Christmas. And I'm already good with not texting and driving. Suicide's always an option, but I'd pick a better method.