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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.

  • Cody Robinett

    If I don't win this phone, I actually get in my car and drive to answer text messages. I'm not messing around. I didn't choose the thug life, the thug life chose me.

  • Wesley

    There are always people who do the wrong thing in a car while driving. Applying makeup, reading the paper or a book, changing clothes. I've seen them all.You got to believe Darwinism will take care of them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LoHMobius Brett Livingston

    If you must...use your voice...or use a little foresight and send that text before! Or use tasker/llama and set your phone to completely silent when in your car (whatever parameters you can find)

  • http://www.facebook.com/akulion Akbar Khan

    Most annoying habit for a driver hands down...texting and driving! ggrrr

  • Damon Hart

    don't do drugs

  • Jonathan Klewer

    I see it to many times while driving. Is your life not that important that you have to text and possibly kill yourself and others?

  • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.burm Brandon Burm

    This is the most unsafe distraction on the road today and needs to be stopped. Great campaign and giveaway!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dejay-Riordan/99200548 Dejay Riordan

    If you text
    You'll be next...

    Arrive Alive
    Dont Text and Drive...

    Dont Tempt Fate
    It Can Wait...

    Dont you Dare
    Show you Care....

  • Charles Leedham

    Keep your eyes on the road...crap my phone just made a noise....must not look!

  • Kevin Jones

    Texting while driving is only acceptable if you have the Trunk Monkey: Texting Edition.

  • Andrew Bockus

    I drive a stick shift, so I can't text and drive really at all! :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/levente.krizsan.3 Levente Krizsán

    Hi

  • https://twitter.com/#!/doomstang Doomstang

    Don't text and drive!

  • muffnman

    Friends don't let friends text and drive!

  • http://www.facebook.com/toxikhiro Nathan Levine

    I don't drive anymore--not since the incident with the glass pane, the cardboard boxes and the fruit stand--but if I did, I wouldn't text and drive. I also wouldn't drive into the glass pane, the cardboard boxes, and the fruit stand again.

  • B2L

    Only idiots text and drive.

  • Jayson Ahn

    TWD is never worth it!

  • Andrew Dreissig

    I would never text and drive...as a delivery driver, I have seen too many accidents caused by people not paying attention!

  • Lars Callahan

    I have a friend who was hit by a semi because she was answering a text. Several reconstructive surgeries later, you don't notice the scars covering her face so much anymore, but those of us that almost lost her remember well.

  • Ryan

    What about forum posting and driving? I bet that isn't cool as well.
    I want a phone!

  • Krunktastic

    If you text while your driving, you're gonna have a bad time

  • https://twitter.com/SoFloEasycore SoFloEasycore

    Awful waffle!Awful waffle!Awful waffle! ...Wait.... What were we talking about?

  • ppritcha

    It Can Wait

  • Nateo

    I am a fan of red phones.

  • BK

    Yeah, don't text and drive, and don't talk on phone without hands free either.. and may just don't talk on cell phone while driving to be safe

  • http://www.facebook.com/andddlay Andrew Black

    texting and driving is very very bad!

  • sraj49

    I am very happy AT&T taking the lead in promoting this campaign. In-spite of the Law lots of people of still do not use hands free and also text while driving and they do not have control of their vehicle. The best way is to promote awareness. Thank you AT&T and Android Police.

  • http://www.facebook.com/feclinton Foster Clinton

    I want

  • Mariano Caputto

    If you have to text and drive, use voice features on your phone!

  • Geoff Johnson

    What a great idea, thanks AT&T!

  • Jaymoon

    I tell my friends "It Can Wait" while driving...

    I tell my foes to use Apple Maps.

  • Austin Hyde

    Giving away stuff for a great cuase? I'm in.

  • James

    Great promotion. Would love to win!

  • Griffin Tran

    It boggles my mind how you could pay attention to both texting and driving.

  • Dc99999969

    Another giveaway thanks android police!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12802760 Jeferson Souza

    interesting cause

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CA-Nikhil-DSouza/651781174 CA Nikhil D’Souza

    awww ..US only :(

  • Chuck Poe

    Living in a college town driving is a obsacle course trying to avoid all the texting and walking/driving college students.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739332592 Joe Bertolino

    name in the hat

  • Matt Doades

    Would love to win an S3 on AT&T!

  • Shawn Suther

    help me oh help me get away from Sprint.
    and I secretly wish terrible things to those that txt n drive.

  • Kip

    Stop sexting and drive, foreplay is more intimate in person anyways

  • Seoul Brova

    keep yourself and other drivers safe!

  • http://www.stevenmattera.com Steven Mattera

    Texting and Driving is bad m'kay.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dondrick Don Lane

    No text is worth losing your life over. Don't text and drive.

  • SAMSAMHA

    i love to be able to get my dirty at the galaxy s3

  • http://twitter.com/Z33KtheG33K Jon Bair

    Umm.. Texting and Driving is bad Mmkay

  • http://www.facebook.com/DakoinSam Samantha Rotta Danneggiata McL

    I hope I win this time!! I really really wanna win this!!!

  • Jared Howard

    Great cause with an awesome prize!

  • http://twitter.com/marka_450 Mark Amlani

    don't text and drive!

  • http://profiles.google.com/spc.hicks09 Gary Hicks

    Would really love to win something like this. As an Android developer, I often include features in my ROMs to minimize road distractions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1202836 Hovannes Abramyan

    Texting and driving really is a bad idea.

  • Jameel

    sup

  • carlos

    this would make a great present....

  • cs

    win

  • Austin Maté

    I agree with the message of this campaign, and I would love to win.

  • http://twitter.com/nedlog2000 Jeff Golden

    Anything to get drivers to pay more attention is a good thing.

  • Rob Cook

    Anything to stop texting and driving, I'm in.

  • Samvith V Rao

    Dont text and drive :)

  • http://twitter.com/zym508 Bruce W

    I like this idea. Good contest guys.

  • White Pawn

    I want this

  • fiendishfork

    Texting and driving is definitely not worth the risk and there need to be more awareness campaigns like this one out there

  • Von Hise

    Never owned a android phone before, and I am always giving my friends a hard time about texting while driving/walking/having sex

  • http://www.facebook.com/shampree.scott Sham F. Thompson

    i would love a galaxy s3

  • Carlos Hernandez

    Driving testers are annoying

  • afranci703

    Agree!!! It CAN wait!!!

  • Mike

    Sure why not.

  • Saul Chavez-Hernandez

    I like to drive with my eyes on the road

  • Andrew

    I never text and drive and I tell all my friends not to if I am in the car with them. It's way too dangerous.

  • Greyhame

    I sometimes catch myself picking up my phone whilst driving. It needs to stop. No more!!!

  • Piyush

    i m ready 2 take it away.

  • Koosh808

    Great way to raise awareness.

  • trucky

    What a great giveaway!

  • Luke

    Texting while driving is bad, mmmkay?

  • YoHoJo

    It can always wait!

  • http://www.facebook.com/timmee2222 Stephen Gallaghan

    Phones and cars don't mix

  • Matt Holmgren

    It is about the dumbest thing one can do. Think!

  • http://www.facebook.com/hoang.roger Roger Hoang

    i want!

  • Robert

    Sweet contest.

  • Raptor567

    I know too many people who text and drive. Not a good habit.

  • mavendreas

    woot

  • http://www.facebook.com/spensedaintense Spenser Sengsouriya

    Texting and Driving is Bad!

  • Wade Johnson

    Awesome giveaway for a good cause!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gerardozamorajr Gerardo Zamora

    yeah its not worth it, i always wait til i get to my destination to check my phone

    i would love to win this phone to give it to my nephew, he had his phone stolen.

  • Steve

    Thanks!

  • schmaltzy

    Don't text, drink and drive at the same time either!

  • kryten7

    I have hands free in my car, but I really like the look of the Red S3.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lonniemm Lonnie Mccalley

    not good

  • http://www.facebook.com/mvndaai Jason Mavandi

    Yay another giveaway.

  • rap

    Never a reason to text while driving

  • http://twitter.com/tyshi88 Tom

    I pledge not to text and drive.

  • http://www.justanotheriphoneblog.com brandon

    I don't even look at my phone while I'm driving ... Woohoo for hands free systems and Bluetooth.

  • Eli Fulton

    Don't Text And Drive!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/shaunrdavis Shaun Dutchy Davis

    s3!!!! *droooooools* :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/jus10phillips Justin Phillips

    Win the Day - Don't Text and Drive and Go Ducks!

  • hoyun

    If only cell phone usage laws were enforced.

  • Phillip Schiavo

    I see texting and driving way to much on my commute.

  • Clayton Reeves

    I hate seeing people text and drive. I would love to wear a shirt like that around.

  • J Chen

    I can wait!

  • Anthony Tyler

    I text and drive... Using TTS and Dragon Voice! No hands needed!

  • Timothy Warnock

    I have to dodge texting drivers during my 50 mile commute every day - so much for Colorado's anti-texting law!

  • Chris Taylor

    I don't text so I'm good to go!

  • http://twitter.com/Jeremypoli Jeremy O

    You should really start making these giveaways international

  • Joseph Loria

    Woo-hoo, count me in!

  • Ken

    Know what? It really CAN wait.

  • http://twitter.com/freshairr anthony t

    pledged!

  • Mike

    Don't text and drive! Google Now FTW

  • Larson Thorpe

    like using apple maps just dont text and drive

  • Dallas Pursley

    I've had many close calls with other people while they text and drive, no accidents (yet) and I'm hoping to not have one. Still, I'd prefer no close calls at all.

  • MattB

    No texting while driving

  • Jesus Guajardo

    i want it

  • Samuel Victor

    I used to always text and drive.... now i live in new york and take the subway

  • Mikey510

    I stopped risking others lives years ago. Put my phone in the mid console and the distraction is gone :).

  • Ramdroid

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Eli Pomerantz

    Don't text and drive it's not worth your life and it certainly isn't worth the lives of others!

  • Ian Boys

    Pledged!

  • Clayton Condon

    Texting in driving, could not only kill you but, it could also give you major brain trauma.

  • Ricky Tew

    im feeling lucky

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.rafine Michael Rafine

    I have 4 kids and they are the world to me. My phone goes off all the time while we are in the car. Never never answer or text while driving. I always wait. I love my wife and kids.

  • http://www.facebook.com/manvan.nguyen Man-Van Truck Nguyen

    I don't understand how people can text and drive without feeling unsafe

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Quirk/509343087 Paul Quirk

    I loved my first 2 galaxy phones, I don't see any reason I shouldn't have another

  • KEVIN B

    Sweet

  • Floss

    Don't text and drive!

  • jamal

    Like the shirt

  • http://www.facebook.com/barb.cosio Barb Butler Cosio

    Need a smart car that shuts down the engine when it detects your phone is on....I can dream.

  • Adrian Suazo

    Look ma no hands!

  • Tim Peyton

    TWD is terribad, folks. Don't do it, 'mkay?

  • Adam Goldberg

    I'm not in this for the fun of it. yes it would be nice to win. but please don't joke on this post. one of my best friends in the entire world was on the way to a friend of ours funeral. and he was texting and driving. A car hit him and he passed away. It was not technically texting he was tweeting. final words on twitter as he was pressing send. It never went through but his younger brother told me what they were. BG RM on my way boys. RIP. RIP KC

  • Paul L

    Good luck everybody!

  • http://www.facebook.com/z3goth Sean Zegoth Powell

    never been a fan of texting and driving myself I actually get irritated when I get a text while on the road

  • nickb64

    Texting and driving is real bad guys.

  • Avohkah Tamer

    Happy to say I've never texted while driving, and I use a handsfree Bluetooth speakerphone to talk on the phone as well.

  • TransWarp

    People really need to just focus on driving when they're driving. And stop hogging the left lane!

  • Hubert Wang

    Let's do this!

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    Yes Please, could totally use this phone

  • PudgyPanda

    yes I want this phone

  • Ray G.

    Oh, it can definitely wait.

  • Parker Martin

    texting and driving is bad, mkay?

  • http://twitter.com/BionicSix M.J.B

    GS3

  • paco

    Don't text and die

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Christenson/729237410 Scott Christenson

    What a package!!!

  • Ramacher

    I took the pledge! I hope others did the same!

  • wolfkabal

    I've already pledge, and lead by example for those around me.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sean.p.cummins Sean Cummins

    Do not text and drive unless you are a Google car.

  • http://www.facebook.com/faux.nom.50 Faux Nom

    apple maps no make drive good

  • http://www.facebook.com/aplandry Alexander Paul Landry

    Ding.

  • Aaron Miller

    Texting and driving is really getting bad, Kuddos for the effort to try to save some lives!

  • Maxwell Kozlov

    Never will text & drive. Ever.

  • Shaun

    Texting and driving really is a bad idea

  • Freak4Dell

    This is what voice recognition is for.