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Fact # 1

Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field. (2009, VTTI)

Fact # 2

Reaching for a phone, dialing, texting and other uses of portable devices increased the risk of getting into a crash by three times. (2009, VTTI)

Fact # 3

11% of all drivers under 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted. (2012, NHTSA)

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FACT #1
Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field. (2009, VTTI)

FACT #2
Engaging in visual-manual subtasks (such as reaching for a phone, dialing and texting) associated with the use of hand-held phones and other portable devices increased the risk of getting into a crash by three times. (2009, VTTI)

FACT #3
11% of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted. (2012, NHTSA)

FACT #4
49% of drivers with cell phones under the age of 35 send or read text messages while driving. (2011, Harris Poll)

FACT #5
60% of drivers use cell phones while driving. (2011, Harris Poll)

FACT #6
57% of drivers rate themselves as better than the average driver. (2011, Harris Poll)

FACT #7
42% of young adult drivers are very/somewhat confident that they can safely text while driving. (2012, Ad Council)

FACT #8
68% of teens and young adults disagreed that it is easy to text while driving and still pay attention to the road. (2012, Ad Council)

FACT #9
80% of teens and young adults indicated concern about the issue of texting while driving. (2012, Ad Council)

FACT #10
49% of adults say they have been passengers in a car when the driver was sending or reading text messages on their cell phone. (2010, Pew Research Center)

FACT #11
44% of adults say they have been passengers of drivers who used the cell phone in a way that put themselves or others in danger. (2010, Pew Research Center)

FACT #12
36% of teens say they have been involved in a near-crash because of their own or someone else's distracted driving. (2010, Pew Research Center)

FACT #13
78% of teens and young adults say they have read an SMS message while driving. (2012, Ad Council)

FACT #14
71% of teens and young people say they have composed/sent SMS messages while driving. (2012, Ad Council)

FACT #15
As of December 2012, 171.3 billion text messages were sent in the US (includes PR, the Territories and Guam) every month. (CTIA)

FACT #16
In 2011, 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver, compared to 3267 in 2010. An additional 387000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, compared to 416,000 injured in 2010. (NHTSA)

FACT #17
You're 3x more likely to crash if you text while driving. (VTTI)

Stop the texts. Stop the Wrecks.

HOW WILL YOU STOP TEXTING & DRIVING?

  • Out of sight, out of mind.

    Out of sight, out of mind.

  • When you're in the car, put your phone where you can't get it. A place where you won't even be tempted to look for it. No phone. No texting.
  • Silence is golden

    Silence is golden.

  • Turn those notifications off. The less you hear your phone, the less tempted you'll be to respond while you're driving.
  • Find your app.

    Find your app.

  • An app can help you stop texting and driving. Download your fave and forget about it in the car.
  • Designate a Sub-texter.

    Designate a texter

  • Borrow thumbs from a friend. Or lend yours to a friend. Passengers get the privilege of texting while in motion.
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What do you do?

Hang up or pay up

once is all it takes....

Get a voice control app for your iphone

personally i dont text and drive or even talk and drive,if my phone goes off i wait till im in a place where i can safely pull off and check it and i dont mean the side of the road i will find a store or any business and do what i need to do,but i have also been harrassed by cops for being suspicious.even though i have nothing to hide i feel like im being punished for doing the right thing.so that said i think cops should leave you alone if its clear your on the phone as its much safer than texting and driving,just my opinion

Texting whilst driving will lead to receiving an unpleasant text that may chang your mood and eventually lead to accident.

I have a video on texting while driving...How do I subsmit it ? Professor6000@aol.com

driving safe only driving not other work

dont drive inTEXTocated!

make a passenger do it for you

Drivers caught texting should have to pay heavy fines -- none of this $20-50 stuff. Three fines (each a higher amount), three strikes. After that, revoke their license for a set period of time.

Download Free Safe Text app drive safe and earn rewards!! Drive smart.

put your phone in the trunk of the car...

Pass a law, with very strict penalties for texting while driving. Not just expensive fines, but impounding the vehicle!

repeat the name of the website 50 times...it should sink in....

Phoneguard offers a very good product to stop texting and driving, I use it on my phone and my kids' phone's.

use common technology the car won't start unless the phone is clipped into a device away from the driver

There should be a devise in the automobile that disables the texting feature when the car is in motion or for that matter, the texting feature on a phone should only operable when there is no motion. This would prevent texters from walking into traffic.

texing can wait it is not an emergency nothing is more important that life

make a law that says driving and texting will be the equivelent of drinking and driving.........that will end it real quick

disenable texting if a vehicle is in motion - all phones have a GPS so it knows when it is moving.

When getting in the vehicle, just power it down til you get to your destination. No message is worth dying for.

I honestly think what it is gonna have to come down to is the car industry is gonna have to make cars that say if the car is moving at a certain speed that if the driver was to attempt to talk or text that the sensor in the car wouls scramble it that you could not make a call out of recieve any calls .The only number that would be permitted is 911 .Just a thought .I hope that something id done very soon ,it is out of control and too many people are dying .

leave your phone on vibrate or leave it at home

When you're driving, and you are in a situation where you can't ignore the phone, as soon as possible get your car out to the safe place from the street very carefully, and make sure that you are not at the way of another people.

If possible, pull car over to answer text.

Turn phone off

As Part Of My Text/ Email And Voice Mail Signatures, I Use 'REMEMBER; PLEASE DONT TEXT AND DRIVE!'

Power down. Shut off you cell phone. You wont need it while you are driving.

I have added an anti-text app to my smartphone called "Phoneguard" which locks my phone as soon as my vehicle exceeds 10 mph. I beleive it's a great solution to a societal behaviour issue of texting and driving.

hide your phone in the glovebox and lock the glovebox that way you are not able to reach it

PUT YOUR PHONE ON THE BACK SEAT

If police officers, utility workers,etc continue to use a cellphone in public view... How do we expect to cease this terrible habit. I was taught at an early age the importance of driving responsibility, isnt it time for drivers ed,etc to be used again.

There is actually this type of ring you can buy for your thumb, so if you ever go to text there is a reminder on the ring saying "txtingkills" and maybe you will second guess your desision

Have an app that you can turn on when you get in the car. When you receive a text or call, an automatic reply will be sent to say "Driving, get back to you when I can." Same concept as when someone is out of office.

A "2 Hands on the Wheel" campaign would help stop texting and lots of other foolish things people do while driving. Of course it couldn't be legislated because there are standard shift cars. But it might make people think about their driving habits.

I only have one solution. Dont text and dont answer a call. Its your decison if you pick up the phone or not and its your decision to put yourself at risk and others to.

Leave your phone at home

put your phone in your purse

Turn your phone completely off.

your life is more important than a text

turn your phone to vibrate or it off so you can't hear it.

put your cell phone out of reach or give it to a passenger

I have a suggestion. Get a slogan, like "buckle up." I actually don't know what the slogan would be, but it would result in people taking the cell out of their pockets and out of their purses and putting it in the back seat of the car before they get into the car. Something like "put it in the back." That way, they won't be tempted to answer a text or answer the phone and if they want to do so, they'd have to stop the car and get out.

next stop is soon enough to return a text.

Disable in cars!

Don't text and drive, not worth it...

The only thing I do know is that when We compromise the law, we ultimately lose. There is Law that mandates in some states No Texting While Driving. How many more lives need to be lost before that Law is mandated in every state in the US.. Grandmother in Texas

Make cell phones illegal in cars nationwide with stiff penalties $500 fine and confiscate phone.

Adding a feature in all vehicles that render using a cell phone impossible while the car is in use.

Turn your phone off, and keep them off. Unless its a real emergency should phones be used.

Write, phone, even text (while NOT driving) your local or state politicos repeatedly stating you want a law against texting while driving!

STOP AND TALK...

Can you drive with your eyes closed? Texting and driving is the same thing.

Tell the people you are talking to to text you later. If they care about you, they will not get mad.

If everyone would turn there phones off when they get into the car then it would not tempt them to text. And would save lives maybe there own

Less Distractions = Less Accidents

We could just shut our cell phones off so that we do not get any calls or texts when we are driving on the road, therefore, preventing car accidents that happen from texting and driving. We would be saving thousands of millions of lives just by shuttiing off our cell phones to prevent any distraction while on the road. Recent reports say that a person texting while driving is more likely to crash than that of a drunk driver.

Just an idea to get teens on board and spreading the word. Create "designated texter" shirt that would be cute for both girls and guys to wear.

www.everyonetexts.com free app to prevent wrecks

make a large fine for texting and driving

Save your self pull over if u have to txt or call someone

Put ur phone in you glove compartment so u cant reach it. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) have it on silent or vibrate

I put my phone on my i tunes with my favorite songs before I start to drive then I leave the phone alone because I do not want to leave my songs

wow i never knew how bad texting and driving could be well im 13 so i kinda wouldent

bumper stickers and magnets to get the word out through safe drivers

Get off your phone while driving

My solution is to never start.!

turn it off when you buckle up

Pull over your car if you have to reply to a text.

i think we need to start a patition and send it to the government. THey need to knwo that so many peopel are getting hurt or killed from texting an driving.

Give your cell phone to another when driving.

Turn it off

do what i do and put your phone somewhere out of reach where u cant see it or hear it dont think about it

Leave phone in purse or other out-of-sight or out-of-reach place when driving. The phone is for emergencies, but has become a past-time and addiction. It takes a bit of self-discipline and putting life and well-being ahead of the desire to be in constant contact. THINK!

we need a group of teenagers going all around the state of west virgina and other states and go to all the schools and maybe us as teens talking to other teens maybe they willl listen

All vehicles should have a device installed that disables the use of texting features on cell phones. It should be activated once you step into the car!

Before you start driving text the person who is texting you and tell them that you cannot text while driving and to please not text you ubtil you text and tell them you have parked and can now text

install a phone block under hood, so text/ phone can be monitored r switch off. cannot be used,while driving.... for teen agers mostly!

have all vehicles equipped with a device that automatically disables all cell phones if the vehicle is on drive.

Simple. Have the cell phone makers activate a GPS unit in ALL phones. Much like your car NAV units, when the GPS in the phone senses the phone moving faster than 10 MPH it SHUTS OFF THE PHONE!. Simple.

Gps technology should be associated with phone texting functions that prohibit the phone texting while in motion. This would be no different than the current restriction to the people that have built in navigation in their vehicles. Some functions will not work if the vehicle is in motion

Turn you phone off while driving.

Mandatory motion detection in the cell phone that will disable the texting and emailing options. This would force people to pay attention to the road or even walking.

If the text is that important, wait until you can safely pull over to the side of the road or when you are at a red light to safely text. Then continue to drive after you have finished.

pull over on the side of the road or pull in to a gas station to check your phone

Have a friend text for you! if your friends in the car let them worry about your phone.

I just cancelled my texting package period. It was a little hard at first, but back use to it after a couple of weeks. Now its great, real human voices again... :) and less of a headache.

I have a DTF...designated texting friend

We can put our phones in silent in a car so the rings or vibrations dont distract the driver.

tell siri what to type

There is an application for Android called WiseText developed by Wise Bytes that allows interactive texting using voice only. No distractions. There is also a link to a demo of its usage on YouTube from the Wise Bytes website.

Put your phone in the backseat and leave it there.

Anyone with a child old enough to drive or ride around with friends should really support this page!!!

it safer to turn ur phone to vi.brate and if it rings first pull over before u answer

Ooops! Text-driving is dangerous! So stay clear of it.

i dont text at all

Fines, take away license and huge fine if caught under these circumstances due to texting and driving. All of our lives are at risk due to this habit.....

keep it at home. if it is at home it cant be used...

crazy idea.. No one realizes really how bad texting is,, what if a pilot of a large airplane was texting and instead of landing on the runway he was landing on a highway that looks simular.. texting is bad all the way when your operating anything, heavy equipment, cranes and more, not just driving..Its a major distraction to what your doing..

Use blue tooth talk to text app

have a freind who's in the car next to you tell you what the message is and what they could text for you. so you are not destracted from the road.

turn your phone completely off

Just put your phone away while you are driving, until you get where you are going. Just put it away.

make every call you need to make befre you get on the road.

Ignore the messages Don,t look to any message while driving a car.

JUST DRIVE

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Put your phone in the glove compartment every time you are driving so you will not be tempted to text, but your phone is still available if you need it.

I had an idea for an app on smart phones; use the accelerometer in a smartphone to determine that if the phone is traveling at more then 10mph to go to airplane mode or delay the buzz and sound of the text until the phone has reached the required speed. this could save many people from driving head on into open traffic.

My new years resolution, stop the text while driving! It is just as good as all the health ones out there!

I put my phone behind my back, almost under my butt. I also put it on silent. Also theres only oneeasy way to get to it.... when you get out.

I will keep my phone out of reach but if i know i am gettig an important text or call will pull over before I answer

90% of the people that text could have a accident than the ones that dont BE SMART TEXT LATER DRIVE KNOW

If cell phones had the choice before txting of either

God after seeing that commercial I am locking it in the driver console!

- Dont txt , be smart

pull over to take call/text bsck...or ignore the call.

Turn phone off while driving!

Eliminate the text feature when the phones gps senses speed in excess of 5 mph.

Use phoneguard it can help save lives

Have someone else text for you if you are driving.

Use bluetooth or voice guide.

put your phone in your purse.

Turn your phone off that will help you prevent hearing anything that work in your phone.

just dont text its not worth it.

Since most phones are able to use GPS and or cell tower signals to calculate speed. Phones should be set up to disable functions when phone is traveling faster than say 5mph.

I silence my cell phone and put it in my brief case making it out of sight and out of mind!

i think that if there was a phone setting that when you get into your car, you could set it as

i will leave my phone in my purse. So im not tempted to use it!

Of course by now many states have laws against such distracted driving and I am fundamentally ok with compliance if not draconian. Other

I am learning because I was in my city driving and for not looking on the road I got into a wreck and I hope people learn from me and others who been involved in wrecks

Software can be installed for your phone where all you have to do is speak what you want to text and the message will be sent for you.

get somebody to do it for you..

put yo phone in yos trunk

phoneguard and justin bieber with alex brown foundation

u could have some one type it for u or hide it were u cnat see it! :)

Tell some else in the car to text for you

If you have to text stop the car in a place that you can stop,not in a place where you cant.

Designate Driver has become common lingo. In my car, it is a designated texter. And if I am alone, I will just ignore my phone. It is the perfect space to have time to think

make your friend in the passenger seat text for you!

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I will not text friends when I know they are driving

Turn your phoe off while driving , simple as that . Nobody needs to die because you have to text your boyfriend. If the text is that important, the sender can simply call you, and every phone has a speaker phone these days, so use that speaker phone, NOT the keyboard.

Take a pledge to stop texting for a single day.

I will use bluetooth

Guardar el teléfono en mi bolso con la ropa del gimnasio.

Guardar el teléfono en la guantera.

Esperar a que llegue a mi destino para ver si tengo mensajes en el teléfono.

Desactivar el sonido del teléfono antes de entrar al vehículo.

Guardar el teléfono en la cartera.

Estacionar el vehículo para enviar el mensaje.

I will lock my phone in the trunk.

I will wait until I get there to check my phone.

I will report a texting driver to the police.

I will silence my phone before I get in the car.

I will keep my phone out of reach.

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CAMPAIGN OVERVIEW
Nearly 500,000 young adults each year are injured due to various forms of distracted driving, including texting, mobile instant messaging, updating social media platforms, sending photos, etc. It's a habit deadlier than drunk driving. We live in a constantly connected world where multitasking is second nature and communicating is instant. Coupled with this compulsion, teens and young adults are overly confident in their ability to 'safely' text while driving.

To stop this dangerous behavior, the Ad Council collaborated with the office of the State Attorneys General and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to create a Texting and Driving Prevention campaign. The campaign targets young adult drivers and aims to show them the consequences of this seemingly benign behavior. The campaign features Public Service Advertising (PSAs) in TV, radio, outdoor and web, as well as integrated digital and social media platforms. All advertising drives consumers to StopTextsStopsWrecks.org where consumers can find tips and tactics for how to curb this behavior.
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The ATTORNEY GENERAL is popularly elected in 43 states, as well as in Guam, and is appointed by the governor in five states (Alaska, Hawaii, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Wyoming) and in the four jurisdictions of American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. In Maine, the Attorney General is selected by the secret ballot of the legislature and in Tennessee, by the state Supreme Court. In the District of Columbia, the Mayor appoints the Attorney General whose powers and duties are similar to those of the Attorneys General of the states and jurisdictions.

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DISTRACTION.GOV Hosted by the U.S Department of Transportation, Distraction.gov is the official U.S. Government website for distracted driving. DOT works across the spectrum with private and public entities as well as advocacy groups to tackle distracted driving. The President's Executive Order has established a new way to approach driving - by putting your device down and paying attention to the task at hand. Internally, the department's agencies are already working together to share knowledge and promote a greater understanding of the issue, and identify additional strategies to end distracted driving.

distraction.gov - Official US Government Webste for Distracted Driving
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR YOUTH SAFETY (NOYS) is a collaboration of close to 40 national, youth- serving organizations, including non-profit organizations and government agencies, with the common goal of promoting safe and healthy behaviors among our nation's youth. The coalition meets in a round table forum approximately 2-3 times per year.
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Entérese de las estadísticas y siga estos consejos para evitar enviar mensajes de texto mientras maneja.

¿CÓMO DEJAR DE ENVIAR MENSAJES DE TEXTO MIENTRAS MANEJA?

  • Ojos que no ven, corazn que no siente.

    Si no lo ve, se olvidará de él.

  • Cuando vaya a manejar, coloque el teléfono donde no pueda verlo ni oírlo. Colóquelo en un sitio donde ni siquiera sienta la tentación de buscarlo. Sin teléfono a la vista, no habrá mensajes de texto.
  • El silencio es oro.

    Disfrute el silencio.

  • Desactive las notificaciones de mensajes de texto. Mientras menos escuche sonar el teléfono, menos tentado estará de responderlos mientras maneja.
  • Busque su aplicacin.

    Busque su aplicación.

  • Hay numerosas aplicaciones disponibles diseñadas para ayudarlo a evitar enviar mensajes de texto mientras maneja. Encuéntrelas escribiendo frases como “texting and driving phone app” (aplicación para envío de mensajes de texto mientras maneja) o “app prevent texting while driving” (aplicación para evitar mensajes de texto mientras maneja).
  • Escoja a un destinatario de mensajes designado.

    Pida que le escriban sus mensajes de texto.

  • Pídale a la persona que lo acompaña en el vehículo que escriba y envíe sus mensajes, para que usted pueda manejar sin peligro. Sólo los pasajeros tienen el privilegio de enviar mensajes de texto en un vehículo.

DATOS ACERCA DE LOS MENSAJES
DE TEXTO Y LA CONDUCCIÓN

Dato #1

El promedio de tiempo que un conductor deja de mirar la carretera cuando envía mensajes de texto es de 5 segundos. Ese lapso de tiempo de 5 segundos corresponde al tiempo que se gasta recorrer la distancia de una cancha de fútbol americano a 55 millas por hora. (2009, VTTI)


Dato #2

Un conductor que envía mensajes de texto tiene un 23% más de probabilidad de terminar en un accidente que uno que no lo hace. (2009, VTTI)


Dato #3

De los casos de personas muertas en accidentes relacionados con falta de atención a la carretera, 995 estuvieron relacionados con el uso del teléfono celular (18% de las muertes en accidentes vinculados a falta de atención a la carretera). (2009, NHTSA)


Dato #4

El uso del celular cuando se maneja, ya sea con o sin manos libres, retarda las reacciones del conductor como si estuviera conduciendo con una concentración de alcohol en la sangre de .08% (por encima del límite legal en algunos estados). (2009, Universidad de Utah)


Dato #5

El 20% de los accidentes con personas lesionadas en el 2009 estuvo relacionado con la falta de atención a la carretera. (2009, NHTSA).


Dato #6

En el 2009, perdieron la vida 5,474 personas en las autopistas de los Estados Unidos, y un estimado de 448,000 personas más resultaron lesionadas en accidentes vehiculares vinculados a la falta de atención a la carretera. (2009, FARS y GES)


Dato #7

Las personas menores de 20 años son el grupo de edad con la mayor proporción de conductores que no prestan atención a la carretera. El 16% de los conductores menores de 20 años involucrados en accidentes fatales estaba distraído mientras manejaba. (2009, NHTSA)


Dato #8

Los conductores que manejan con teléfonos celulares u otros dispositivos electrónicos en la mano son más propensos a tener accidentes lo suficientemente serios como para sufrir lesiones. (2005, Instituto de Seguros para la Protección en las Autopistas)


Dato #9

El 49% de los conductores menores de 35 años que usa teléfonos celulares envía o lee mensajes de texto mientras maneja. (2011, Encuesta Harris)


Dato #10

El 60% de los conductores usa teléfonos celulares mientras maneja. (2011, Encuesta Harris)


Dato #11

El 57% de los conductores considera que maneja mejor que los conductores en general. (2011, Encuesta Harris)


Dato #12

Una encuesta por Internet en la que participaron 1,999 adolescentes de 16 a 19 años, reveló que el 84% está consciente de que manejar sin prestar atención a la carretera incrementa el riesgo de accidente. Sin embargo, el 86% lo hace. (2010, AAA y Seventeen Magazine)


Dato #13

El 34% de los adolescentes afirma que simplemente estaba acostumbrado a manejar y a hacer otras cosas al mismo tiempo. (2010, AAA y Seventeen Magazine)


Dato #14

El 32% de los adolescentes no piensa que le pueda ocurrir algo malo. (2010, AAA y Seventeen Magazine)


Dato #15

El 22% de los adolescentes afirma que hacerlo reduce la monotonía al manejar. (2010, AAA y Seventeen Magazine)


Dato #16

El 21% de los adolescentes afirma que está acostumbrado a mantenerse conectado todo el tiempo a otras personas. (2010, AAA y Seventeen Magazine)


Dato #17

El 35% de los adolescentes no cree que pueda lesionarse a causa de un accidente. (2010, AAA y Seventeen Magazine)


Dato #18

El 20% de los adolescentes que comparte vehículos ha enviado mensajes de texto mientras maneja, en comparación con el 35% que tiene vehículo propio. (2010, AAA y Seventeen Magazine)


Dato #19

23 es la cifra promedio de mensajes enviados por mes declarado por los adolescentes que envían mensajes de texto mientras manejan. (2010, AAA y Seventeen Magazine)


Dato #20

El 77% de los jóvenes adultos que maneja está bastante o de alguna manera confiado en que puede enviar sin problemas mensajes de texto mientras maneja. (Ad Council, 2011)


Dato #21

El 55% de los jóvenes adultos que maneja está de acuerdo en que es fácil enviar mensajes de texto y prestar atención a la carretera al mismo tiempo. (Ad Council, 2011)


Dato #22

El 85% de los encuestados que envían mensajes de texto mientras manejan está de acuerdo en que es un problema, y el 89% reconoce que ese tipo de conducta reduce el tiempo de reacción. (Ad Council, 2011)


Dato #23

La capacidad intelectual usada mientras se maneja se reduce en un 40% cuando un conductor escucha música o una conversación. (2008, Estudio del Centro de Diagnóstico Cerebral Cognitivo de Carnegie Mellon University)


Dato #24

El 49% de los adultos afirma que ha viajado como pasajero en un vehículo mientras el conductor enviaba o leía mensajes de texto en su teléfono celular. (2010, Centro Pew de Investigaciones)


Dato #25

El 44% de los adultos afirma que ha viajado como pasajero en un vehículo cuyo conductor usaba el teléfono celular de forma tal que tanto él como los demás corrían peligro. (2010, Centro Pew de Investigaciones)


Dato #26

El 36% de los adolescentes afirma haber estado a punto de tener un accidente por culpa de la falta de atención propia o ajena a la carretera. (2010, Centro Pew de Investigaciones)


Dato #27

Si bien más del 90% de los conductores adolescentes asegura que no manejan después de haber consumido bebidas alcohólicas, nueve de cada diez afirman que han visto a pasajeros que distraen la atención del conductor o a conductores que usan teléfonos celulares. (2006, Encuesta Nacional a Conductores Adolescentes).


Dato #28

La falta de atención a la carretera es la causa principal de muertes de adolescentes en los Estados Unidos. Los índices de accidentes relacionados con el consumo de alcohol en los adolescentes han disminuido. Sin embargo, los correspondientes a accidentes fatales de adolescentes no han cambiado, porque cada vez más personas manejan sin prestar atención a la carretera. (2007, Estudio de Children's Hospital of Philadelphia y State Farm Insurance y Estudio de NHTSA).


Dato #29

Aproximadamente el 50% de los conductores con edades entre 16 y 24 años afirma que ha enviado mensajes de texto mientras maneja, en comparación con el 22% de los conductores de 35 a 44. (2009, Fundación AAA de Seguridad del Tránsito)


Dato #30

En un estudio realizado durante más de 18 meses, los alumnos universitarios participantes usaron un sofisticado simulador de conducción vehicular, con el cual demostraron un riesgo ocho veces mayor de accidentes cuando enviaron mensajes de texto en comparación a cuando no lo hicieron. (2009, Estudio de la Universidad de Utah)


¿QUÉ DEBE HACER?
Me haré a un lado de la carretera y estacionaré el vehículo para enviar un mensaje.
Guardaré el teléfono en la cartera o bolso del gimnasio.
Pondré el teléfono en silencio antes de entrar al vehículo.
Esperaré hasta llegar a mi destino para ver si tengo mensajes en el teléfono.
Guardaré el teléfono en la guantera.
Pediré a alguien más que escriba y envíe los mensajes por mí.
  • COMPÁRTALO

Stop the texts. Stop the Wrecks.
PRIVACY POLICY
THIS IS OUR OFFICIAL PRIVACY POLICY, WHICH IS PART OF OUR TERMS OF USE AND FORMS A PART OF YOUR LEGAL AGREEMENT WITH US. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY SINCE IT DESCRIBES THE TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT, HOW WE COLLECT AND USE INFORMATION, THE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH WE DISCLOSE OR SHARE INFORMATION AND HOW YOU CAN ACCESS, UPDATE OR DELETE CERTAIN INFORMATION WE HAVE COLLECTED ABOUT YOU.

Any terms not defined in this Privacy Policy are defined in our Terms of Use.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE COLLECT IT
When you access or visit any of our Websites, we and our operational service providers and others who host our Websites often use technology that can recognize, collect and/or transmit information that is associated with you, but which do not personally identify you. Although the term cookie specifically refers to a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes, we will use the term cookie to refer generically to any technology that can recognize, collect and/or transmit information about your visits to our Websites. This type of information includes such data as the Internet or web domain that referred you, the type of operating system and browser you are using, the date and time of your visit, data relating to activities on our Websites (e.g., so-called clickstream' data) and other technological attributes about your visit to our Websites. This information is used to analyze trends, administer our Websites, track user movements on our Websites, gather aggregate demographic information about visitors so we can continually improve our Websites.

Cookies also allow our Websites to recognize a users' computer or access device each time it is used to visit a particular Website and cookies can keep count of how often you return. Cookies can also track how you use our Websites, your preferences for features and functions and, for Websites that have registration or similar features, cookies can store information such as your user name and password so you don't have to re-enter them each time you return to visit. Cookies don't personally identify you or any particular user or individual.

You can disable or turn the cookie feature off by changing the settings on your Internet browser and you can also change the settings to stop your browser from automatically accepting cookies. Although changing these settings may not affect your ability to browse, it may affect your ability to use certain features and functions of our Websites and it may also require you to re-enter certain information each time you visit or attempt to use our Websites. You should consult the operating instructions that apply to your browser to determine how to best configure your browser settings for your needs.
PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use the term Personal Information to refer to any information you provide in connection with your use of any of our Websites by which you can be personally identified. Personal Information may include such things as your name, street address, telephone number, date of birth, e-mail address and any other information which might reasonably be used to identify you. We only obtain Personal Information from you when you submit it to us or provide it on one or more of our Websites that require it in order to allow you to register, subscribe or take advantage of certain features, functions, services, activities, promotions and content on our Websites (these are referred to as Content in our Terms of Use). You may also email us with a question or for more information and we will use your contact information (which includes Personal Information such as an email address) to help us respond and for customer service purposes. Unless you voluntary provide or send us Personal Information, we will always ask you to submit or provide it to us before collecting your Personal Information, although you may not be able to use the particular Content, if you choose not to provide your Personal Information. If you provide or submit your Personal Information to any of our Websites, we will always give you the right to review, update and/or delete your Personal Information, subject to our obligations to comply with legal, regulatory our internal audit and record-keeping requirements. driving.
SPONSORS, ADVERTISERS AND OTHER THIRD PARTIES
Our Websites may contain or display information from our sponsors, advertisers, operational service providers (see Disclosure to Third Parties below) or others (each, a Third Party) that offer to make information, goods or services available, provide opportunities to participate in promotions or engage in activities or that link or redirect your browser to other websites, materials or organizations. We may also use Third Parties to display or serve advertising on our Websites, as well as for distributing our online, email, messaged or web-based newsletters and other information. Third Parties often also employ cookies to measure advertising effectiveness. You should be aware that even if you encounter an advertisement, link or reference to a Third Party website on one of our Websites and even if we have a relationship with them, we do not control them, their websites or their policies and practices regarding use of their websites or any rules they have regarding the use of cookies or collection, use or disclosure of your information (including Personal Information). These are within their control and not ours and the terms and conditions, as well as the privacy policies that apply to these Third Parties and their websites are their responsibility, not ours. driving.
DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES
We do not sell, rent, lease, provide or otherwise disclose your Personal Information to unaffiliated entities unless the Supplemental Privacy Policy that applies to your use of a particular Website. We will always let you know if we intend to provide any of your Personal Information to a Third Party, you will always have an opportunity to read and review the Supplemental Privacy Policy that applies and we will ask you to consent (Opt in) whenever we intend to do so.

We always have the right to disclose your Personal Information to any Third Party we engage for the purpose of administering, operating, configuring site design, maintaining and providing internal support for our Websites and Content on our Websites. These Third Parties are called operational service providers that provide internal support to operations and activities and/or for Site design, development, hosting and operations. We always request that our operational service providers protect your privacy and not disclose your Personal Information to third party marketers that are not associated with our Websites, nor are they permitted to use your Personal Information for their own marketing or promotional purposes.

We also reserve the right to make your Personal Information available:

When we are compelled by a governmental agency, law, regulation, a court or other legal process;
If we believe you are, have or may violate any law, regulation, our Terms of Use;
If we believe you are or may be a threat to safety, property, interests or rights of us or others;
In order to investigate, respond to or resolve problems or inquiries or defend our interests;
In a merger, acquisition, change of control, joint venture or other business combination.

You should also be aware we are public service organization and simply because a website or web page includes our logo, name or otherwise refers to us, does not mean the website or web page is ours or under our control. We work with sponsors, advertisers and government agencies to bring you public service advertising and if you enter, provide or submit Personal Information on or to a co-branded website or web page you may be subject to the terms, conditions and privacy policies of the Third Party sponsor, advertiser, government agency or co-branding organization.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We only use information that we collect or obtain when you use our Websites as described in this Privacy Policy, for our internal research purposes or to ensure compliance with our Terms of Use. If we or any of our Websites collect, maintain, use or intend to share your Personal Information for other purposes than as described in this Privacy Policy, we will ensure that is included within the Additional Terms that applies to the Website or Websites involved.
SECURITY
We maintain reasonable standards of security and confidentiality. We also try to limit information access to individuals who need to have such access to perform their responsibilities associated with our Websites and the Content on our Websites. Any employee found violating our standards of security and confidentiality is subject to our disciplinary processes. We request our operational service providers to follow the same policy. The Internet, however, and communications cannot be guaranteed to be secure and it is possible that others may unlawfully intercept or access information, transmissions or communications to, from or within our Websites.
YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING PERSONAL INFORMATION
In addition to any terms, conditions or rights that are described in any Supplemental Privacy Policy applicable to particular Websites, you always have the right to request that: (i) we correct or update your Personal Information; (ii) we not share your Personal Information with third parties; or (iii) your Personal Information be removed from our active marketing databases. Although we will usually provide you with the ability to update or delete Personal Information directly online, some Personal Information may not be changed or deleted by you and requires you to contact us for verification (e.g., birth date, email address, name). The Supplemental Privacy Policy that applies to the Website will provide you with the email address or contact information that applies to that Website so that you can contact us with a request to change that type of information.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
If you are a resident of the State of California, under the California Civil Code, you have the right to request information on how to exercise your disclosure choice options from companies conducting business in California. For each Website that collects or obtains any Personal Information from you, our Supplemental Privacy Policy will provide you details, as well as contact information for the Privacy Administrator for that Website and specifics regarding how to send us a request for information. All requests sent via postal mail must be labeled Your California Privacy Rights on the envelope or post card and clearly stated on the actual request. We will not accept requests via the telephone or by facsimile and we are not responsible for requests that are not labeled, are not sent properly, or that do not have complete information.
CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY
We can change this Privacy Policy at any time (see our Terms of Use). As with our Terms of Use, we encourage you to come back and review this Privacy Policy often to be sure you are aware of the terms, conditions, rights and obligations that apply to you.
GIVING US PERSONAL INFORMATION; KEEPING IT UP TO DATE
When you register or attempt to register on any of our Websites, you understand and agree you are giving us your consent to track your use of our Websites, your activities, exchanges of information and transactions in connection with our Websites and are giving us the right to use your Personal Information in connection with our Websites and as described in our Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy of which these Additional Terms are a part. You are required to give us current, complete, truthful and accurate information. You also agree to keep the Personal Information you provide us up to date and you will be able to change the information we have in our records at any time either yourself using the procedures described on the Website or by notifying us. Please understand that for security reasons, we may require additional verification or documentation to change certain personal information you have given us (e.g., your name, birth date, email address).

We have the right to terminate your use of any or all our Services and/or reject or delete any entry you make, if we have reason to believe information you provide to us is or may be false, fraudulent or in violation of our Terms of Use. You, not us, are solely responsible and liable for any false, fraudulent, inaccurate, incomplete or out of date information we obtain from you and you will defend and indemnify us as described in the section of our Terms of Use entitled You Are Indemnifying Us for any damage or harm that results.

We reserve the right to deny, suspend, terminate and cancel any registration, User ID and the use of any or all of our Services, if we believe there is a question about the identity of the person trying to use any of our Websites. If the burden or expense of providing access to your Personal Information is disproportionate to the risks to your privacy or if the legitimate rights of others would be violated, we may decide not to provide you access to your Personal Information. In such cases, we will provide you with an explanation of why access cannot be provided and a contact person for further inquiries.
HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Without limiting any other rights we may have, under our Terms of Use or at law, we may use the information that we obtain from you, including Personal Information: (1) for the specific purpose for which it was submitted (e.g., to receive email communications); (2) to improve our Website, its Content and our ability to provide you with better experiences using our Services; (3) to keep track of the use of our Websites and Service for internal research purposes and to monitor compliance with our Terms of Use; (4) to notify you of updates or important information about our Websites and Services; (5) to serve advertisements and/or provide you with promotional offers and/or (6) to provide customer service in response to your inquiries.
YOU CAN OPT-OUT
If becoming a Registered User on any of our Websites is automatically associated with or allows you to sign up to receive email or other communications from us on a periodic or regular, we will always disclose this to you, your registration or request to receive these includes your consent to receive them and you have the right to opt out of receiving them in the future. Our Websites and email communications will provide you with instructions and the procedures you can use to opt out when applicable. You cannot, however, opt out of receiving communications related to the Services you request, in response to your inquiries, or to manage your registration or status as a Registered User.
DELETING PERSONAL INFORMATION; PARENTS' RIGHTS REGARDING CHILDREN
Other than our employees or operational service providers with a need to know in order to provide the Services on or through our Website, we do not allow direct access to any Personal Information by any person without the Registered User's User ID or appropriate identification.

Parents of children under the age of 13 have the right to immediately terminate their child's Registered User registration and use of our Services and have the child's Personal Information deleted once the child's age and parent can be verified. To do so, parents should contact us at webmaster@adcouncil.org. Parents will be required to provide verifiable identification that they are the child's parent and if a parent does not have his or her child's User ID, the parent will be required to send an email to webmaster@adcouncil.org that includes the parent's name, address, telephone and email address, in addition to the child's name and email address as shown in our records. We will send a confirming email to the parent at the email address provided by the parent to verify that the parent wishes to terminate the child's registration. The parent must confirm by sending a reply to the return address designated by us. We will then terminate the child's registration and will notify the child by email, identifying the name, address and contact information submitted by the parent who made the request.
CONTACT US
If you have any questions about the Privacy Policy that applies to any of our Websites, first check to see if that Website has a Supplemental Privacy Policy with contact information if you have questions about that Website. For general questions about our Privacy Policies or if a particular Website does not have a separate Supplemental Privacy Policy please email us at webmaster@adcouncil.org or write us to the attention of our Privacy Administrator, at The Advertising Council, 815 Second Ave., New York, NY 10017, and please specify if you are inquiring about a specific Website to help us better assist and respond to your questions.

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1.0 General Terms of Use
2.0 Additional Terms of Use Shared Content
3.0 Additional Terms of Use Posted Content
1.0 General Terms of Use
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BECAUSE THEY, AND THE OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS REFERRED TO BELOW, DESCRIBE YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND FORM A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND US REGARDING YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE.

IF, FOR ANY REASON, YOU ARE UNABLE OR UNWILLING TO AGREE TO ALL OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY STOP USING OR ATTEMPTING TO USE THIS WEBSITE, BECAUSE IF YOU CONTINUE YOU WILL BE AGREEING TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT ARE DESCRIBED OR REFERRED TO BELOW.

These terms and conditions are our Terms of Use and represent a legally binding agreement between you and us regarding your use of this Website. These Terms of Use, however, are not the only terms and conditions that apply to you and your legal agreement with us includes our Privacy Policy and other terms and conditions that we refer to in these Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy or those that we disclose or notify you when you use or attempt to use some of the features and functions that may be available to you as a user of any of our Websites (Additional Terms). Our Websites include all web pages within the Website and also include backup, mirror, replacement or substitute sites or pages we make available as part of the services we provide. We will refer to each and every feature, function, service, activity, promotion and content on our Websites, individually and/or collectively as Content and when we use the term Website it also included Content unless we specifically say otherwise.

The Advertising Council, Inc. or the Ad Council, its sponsors, suppliers and agencies may also be referred to individually and/or collectively as we, us or our and we will refer to users of our Websites, our features, functions and services individually and/or collectively as users, you or your to make reading these materials easier.

When you see the word use or using we mean any time you, directly or indirectly, with or without the help of any device, attempt to or actually do access, interact, display, view, browse, print or copy, transmit, receive or exchange data, messages, content or you otherwise communicate with us or anyone else, including another user, advertiser or any person, firm or business you may encounter. We will also consider you to be using our Website if you utilize, benefit, take advantage of or interact with any feature, function, service, activity, promotion or content in, on or available through any of our Websites, for any purpose, or if you try to do any of these things.

If you use any of our Websites you are acknowledging you have read and understand the legal agreement you have with us, including these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and any Additional Terms and that unless you immediately stop using or trying to use all of our Websites, you will be signifying your agreement to be legally bound by and comply with all of the terms and conditions that apply to you under these Terms of Use.
WE CAN CHANGE OUR WEBSITES AND OUR TERMS OF USE
We reserve the right, at any time and from time to time, for any reason in our sole discretion, to add to, delete or modify any or all the terms of the Terms of Use that apply to you, as well as any of our Websites and/or any Content. We will post or display a notice of material changes to any of our Terms of Use on any and all Websites affected by the change and once we post them, these changes on the effective date specified. If you use any of the affected Websites after the changes become effective, it means you are agreeing to be bound by the changes. You should check on a regular and frequent basis and review the terms and conditions that apply to you so you are aware of the current rights and obligations that apply to you.
PRIVACY
We respect your privacy. Our Privacy Policy is incorporated into and forms a part of these Terms of Use and part of our agreement with you. Read it carefully since it describes, among other things, how we collect and use information we obtain when you use our Websites.
WHO OWNS THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND OTHER CONTENT RIGHTS
Each of our Websites and, except as described below, all Content, is either our property or the property of our affiliates, licensors, suppliers, operational service providers, advertisers, agencies or promotional partners, and are legally protected, without limitation, under U.S. federal and state laws and regulations, as well as applicable foreign laws, regulations and treaties. To avoid any doubt, when we use Content it includes, but isn't limited to, such things as software, code, design, text, images, photographs, illustrations, animations, audio, video and audio-visual material, art, graphic material, proprietary information, data, databases, service marks, trademarks, trade names, distinctive identification such as logos, the selection, sequence, look and feel' and arrangement of items and all copyrightable or otherwise legally protectible elements of any and all of our Websites.

You keep ownership to any and all Content that is yours and if you submit or provide Content, these Terms of Use do not deprive you or any holder of your or their rights. However, when you do submit or provide Content to us or any of our Websites, you are giving us an unconditional, irrevocable, transferable, royalty free worldwide license to use, display, reproduce, perform, adapt, translate, modify, create derivative works, publish, distribute, disseminate and/or broadcast that Content (license) and you are representing and warranting to us you have the right to give us such license. If you do not have the right to license Content to us (or if you are not sure), do not submit or provide Content to us.

You may only use our Content and Content of other users for your own personal use and you have no right to transfer, assign or use the Content for any other purpose or allow or enable anyone else to do so. Personal use means nothing commercial or even charitable, whether or not money or other compensation or consideration is involved and whether or not it is for your benefit or for someone else. This also means you are not allowed to use, display, reproduce, perform, adapt, translate, modify, create derivative works, publish, distribute, disseminate and/or broadcast Content that is not yours without our express prior written consent. You may not alter, delete or conceal copyright or other notices, even if we let you download, display, print or share the Content with others. Unauthorized or prohibited use of Content may subject you to civil liability, criminal prosecution, or both under federal, state and local laws.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
If you see or use any links or conduits on our Websites which allow you to browse, redirect or visit any other websites, web pages or other internet or web-based locations, that does not mean we are associated with or have endorsed, reviewed or even know anything about that site or page and we have no obligation, responsibility or liability to you or anyone else if you go to another web site, page or address outside our Websites, even if a link on our site allowed you to do so. When you leave our Websites, you should inquire and confirm from them the terms and conditions, privacy and other policies that apply to you since we neither control, nor have any responsibility for any third party sites, their practices or anything associated with their operations. In fact, even if another web site or web page has our name, logo or other identification normally associated with us, it may or may not be authorized and you should not assume it is our Website, unless it actually says so and the terms of use that apply to you are these Terms of Use.

ANY LIABILITY WE MAY HAVE IS LIMITED
OUR WEBSITES AND ALL CONTENT ARE MADE AVAILABLE AS IS AND AS AVAILABLE, WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OR ANY GUARANTY OR ASSURANCE ANY WEBSITE OR CONTENT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR USE OR THAT ALL CONTENT WILL BE AVAILABLE OR PERFORM AS DESCRIBED OR THAT ANY WEBSITE OR CONTENT IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR ERROR FREE. WE ARE NEITHER RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY MALICIOUS OR UNAUTHORIZED CODE AND YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING YOU HAVE APPROPRIATE SCANNING AND PROTECTIVE MECHANISMS FOR THE SECURITY OF YOUR EQUIPMENT, PROGRAMS AND INFORMATION AND BY USING ANY OF OUR WEBSITES OR CONTENT, YOU ARE ASSUMING ALL RISK OF LOSS THAT MAY ARISE OR BE ASSOCIATED WITH THAT USE.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, WE AND OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL LOSS, DAMAGE, COST AND EXPENSE OF ANY KIND, DIRECT AND INDIRECT, IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING FROM OUR WEBSITES, CONTENT, THESE TERMS OF USE AND/OR YOUR OR ANYONE ELSE'S USE OF THESE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION OR BASIS OF THE CLAIM, WHETHER OR NOT ANY PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. IF ANY LIMITATION OF DAMAGES OR LIABILITY IS PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW, WE SHALL BE ENTITLED TO THE MAXIMUM DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS PERMITTED; HOWEVER, IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100). SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN EXCLUSIONS OF WARRANTIES OR LIMITATIONS ON DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THESE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
YOU ARE INDEMNIFYING US OF YOUR BREACH
You shall defend us against any demands, claims or actions brought against us or arising as a result of any breach or violation of these Terms of Use by you (Claim) and you shall indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, costs and expenses (including attorneys' fees) resulting from any such Claim. We have the right, at our expense, to assume exclusive defense against any Claim and all negotiations for settlement and you agree to cooperate with us in the defense of any such Claim, at our request.
WHAT LAW APPLIES?
Our Terms of Use shall be construed and enforced under the laws of the State of New York applicable to parties resident in and contracts made, executed and wholly performed within the State of New York. You specifically agree and submit to the jurisdiction of the State and Federal Courts situated in the State, City and County of New York and you will not object to jurisdiction or venue on the grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction, inconvenient forum or otherwise. The Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act does not apply to our Terms of Use. IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING COMMENCED TO ENFORCE ANY RIGHT OR OBLIGATION UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR WITH RESPECT TO THE SUBJECT MATTER HEREOF, YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHT YOU MAY NOW HAVE OR HEREAFTER POSSESS TO A TRIAL BY JURY.
MISCELLANEOUS
Our Terms of Use, together with our Privacy Policy and any Additional Terms that apply to you are incorporated by reference and are part of our Terms of Use as if they were right here. Our Terms of Use is the entire agreement you have with us regarding our Websites, Content and other subject matter set forth herein and supersedes any and all prior or inconsistent understandings that may apply to the subject matter.

If, for any reason, we believe, have reason to believe, suspect or are notified of any act, omission or circumstances which may or could compromise or endanger the health, well being or safety of any person, cause or lead to damage to persons or property (tangible or intangible), adversely affects, infringes upon or misappropriates the rights of others, harasses or interferes with any other user or person, firm or enterprise, interferes with or bypasses our security or other protective measures applicable to our systems, networks and communications capabilities, breaches or violates our Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy, any Additional Terms, our Websites, Content or violates any law or regulation, we have the right, reserving cumulatively all other rights and remedies available to us at law, in equity and under our agreement with you, to report and provide information to any and all regulatory and law enforcement authorities and agencies and take any action permitted by law.

Our Terms of Use can only be modified by us as described above or by mutual written agreement, signed by an authorized representative of ours. The illegality, invalidity or unenforceability of any term or condition is severable and shall not affect the rest of the Terms of Use. Headings are purely for reference and shall not affect the meaning of any term or condition. Any provision which must survive to allow us to enforce its meaning shall survive termination; however, no claim or action relating in any way to this Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy, any Additional Terms, our Websites, Content or otherwise with respect to the subject matter, regardless of form or the basis of the claim, may be brought by you more than one (1) year after the cause of action has arisen (or if multiple causes, from the date the first such cause of action arose).

In order to use this website, you must live in the United States and be at least 13 years old to use the Services associated with this Website. If you are at least 13 years old, but you are not yet considered an adult where you live (generally age 18) you can only use the services on this site if you get consent from your parent or legal guardian (parent). If you are under 13 you may not register or use our Services at all.
2.0 Shared Content
These Additional Terms form a part of our Terms of Use and apply to the use of certain portable elements of code that can be installed and executed by a user within a web page and enable users, among other things, to access and view content on our Websites (Shared Content). Terms not otherwise defined below have the meaning described in our Terms of Use. If you use our Shared Content, or you attempt to use it, you are agreeing to be bound by and comply with these Additional Terms.

Shared Content is Licensed

Under these Additional Terms we are granting you a limited, revocable, non-transferable, non-sub licensable, royalty free, non-exclusive license, solely for your own personal, non-commercial purposes, to use and display our Shared Content on your web page (Site). You don't own our Shared Content and the license and right to use our Shared Content does not transfer or modify our ownership or any other interests we may have in the Shared Content. The license does not include any right to use or display our name or any of our trademarks or service marks or other Content without our express permission. When you use our Shared Content, you are also agreeing to use and display all upgrades, enhancements, new or updated release versions, modifications, updates and revisions of the Shared Content, including its associated software and code (Updates).

Shared Content may be used only with those technology platforms from which a functional link is made available. You may not display the Shared Content in a manner that does not permit successful linking or redirection to or the delivery of the applicable Website, web page or Content within our Website. You may not insert any intermediate or splash page or any material between our Shared Content link and Website.

You acknowledge and agree we may use data capture, syndication analysis and other similar tools to track, extract, compile, aggregate and analyze any data or information resulting from the use and/or display of our Shared Content and applicable Content.

Permitted and Prohibited Use of Shared Content

You may not use or display our Shared Content in violation of any of our Terms of Use. You may not install, display or use our Shared Content on any Site that, in whole or in part incites, promotes, encourages, constitutes, condones or facilitates:

violence, hatred or offensive speech, conduct or behavior, discrimination or exploitation of or against any person or groups of persons;
illegal or, in our sole determination and judgment, is inappropriate or inconsistent our image, goodwill and/or brand names and reputation;
any misleading, pornographic, defamatory, illegal or otherwise actionable content;
or any actual or potential threat to health, safety or security of persons or property.
You represent that you are either a registered not-for-profit corporation in the United States or that you are not, in any manner, directly or indirectly involved in the commercial sale of goods or services.

You understand that Shared Content may have specific expirations date and after such time it shall no longer be available for any use.

You may not use our Shared Content or include attribution which in any way implies endorsement or association with any other party, goods or services or that might constitute or create any composite logos or marks or otherwise impair any rights we have, including, without limitation, rights applicable to Content you obtain through our Shared Content, all of which are governed by our Terms of Use.

Discontinuing Shared Content

We reserve the right to discontinue providing any or all of our Shared Content at any time and to require you to cease displaying, distributing or otherwise using any or all of our Shared Content for any reason or for no reason, in our sole discretion, including, without limitation, your violation of any of our Terms of Use, including these Additional Terms. Neither we, nor any of suppliers, licensors, sponsors or licensees assume any liability for any of your activities in connection with our Shared Content, including, without limitation, use of the Shared Content on or in connection with your Site, and you agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless form and against any Claims arising from such activities or use.

No Fees; No Alterations

You may not, directly or indirectly, charge a fee, require compensation or other consideration for accessing our Shared Content or our Content or in any way attempt to commercialize or commercially exploit our Shared Content, whether by resale, redistribution, syndication or otherwise.

You may not modify, alter, change, edit, supplement, reformat, transform or create derivative works, compilations, summaries or extractions of our Shared Content available through the use of our Shared Content, including, without limitation, links embedded in Shared Content.

No Representations, Warranties or Liability

Shared Content is made available as is and as available with absolutely no representations or warranties of any kind. WE DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHERWISE ARISING FROM OR ASSOCIATED WITH OUR SHARED CONTENT, OR THESE ADDITIONAL TERMS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONTAMINATION OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY ANY MALICIOUS OR UNAUTHORIZED CODE. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY HEREUNDER IS TO REMOVE THE SHARED CONTENT (AND ASSOCIATED CODE) FROM YOUR SITE.
3.0 Posted Content
POSTING
Our Websites may provide Users with an opportunity to submit, provide, furnish, transmit, make available, exchange, communicate, share and/or display Content to us and/or to other users (referred to as a Post or Posting). Sometimes we provide specific areas on our Websites where you can Post information about yourself and others, communicate or upload Content such as photographs or audio-visual works. Posting includes not just Content in the form of files or material you upload to our Websites, but also any messages or information you may send in the form of emails, text, SMS, and instant messages (IM), comments, advice, opinions and ideas, as well as information available as a result of your participation in chat rooms, forums and similar areas of our Websites where you may be exchanging information and communicating with others. You should understand we intend the terms Post and Posting and any variations of these words to be construed as broadly as possible and when we use the term Content it includes all of these things and anything else you might Post.

You acknowledge and agree when you Post something, it enters the public domain without reservation of any rights by you or control over its subsequent use. Postings are not only viewable publicly, but others may collect and use what you Post. For example, if you Post your telephone number or your email address, you may receive unwanted calls or unsolicited messages. You agree you will not Post Content that is subject to any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property protections or proprietary rights, including any rights of confidentiality, privacy or publicity, unless you are the owner of such rights or a licensee or authorized agent with permission from the owner to make such Post. Each time you Post, you are representing to us that the Content you Post is in compliance with the preceding sentence and that the act of Posting, as well as the Content you Post, is not in violation of any laws or regulations or any obligations or agreements you may have, including our Terms of Use.
WE CAN USE YOUR POSTINGS
You authorize us to use your Post, in whole or in part, throughout the universe, in perpetuity in or on any and all media, now known or hereafter discovered or developed, alone or together, in compilations or combinations, as part of other Content of any kind or nature and in any manner of our choosing, without notice or attribution. You have no right to require and we have no obligation to pay any fees, charges or royalties for our use or exploitation of your Post and we reserve the right to delete your Posting at any time and in any manner we choose.
DON'T POST PERSONAL INFORMATION
You should never Post Personal Information because, as we note above, anything you Post or that is Posted through the use of your User ID (e.g., if you allow others to use your User ID or you fail to protect the confidentiality of your User ID) may be seen and obtained by others and is or may become publicly available. Postings on our Websites may appear on other websites or when someone uses search technology looking for subjects related to or about a Posting. Never assume what you Post will be kept confidential or that other users or third parties will not be able to see or obtain access to your Posts. Neither you nor we can control who may see or obtain Posts. Nor do we control or know what they may do with Postings or for what purpose they may be used. While we ask you not to Post or share Personal Information, if you decide to do so anyway, we urge you to exercise discretion and caution, because you should always assume Personal Information you Post is and will become publicly available and you Post Personal Information at your own risk.

We should also point out that no communications, especially those over the Internet and using the facilities of the World Wide Web, including our Websites, can be guaranteed to be secure, and at the risk of repetition, you should assume any Personal Information you share, whether by Posting or otherwise, may be seen and read (and possibly used) by others who you do not know and you do not intend to have it or use it.
BE HONEST, BUT BE CAREFUL
When Posting, you must provide accurate and truthful information about yourself and avoid, being deceitful or Posting false or misleading information, expressly or by implication or omission. If information you previously Posted becomes outdated or changes, it's up to you to promptly correct the Post or Post a correction, to avoid misleading or being deceptive to others on our Websites.
WE AREN'T RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR POSTINGS
We aren't responsible, liable or accountable for Posts. We generally don't control, monitor, screen or edit user Posts, although we reserve the right to do so and we may start, stop or decide to do so, for a particular reason or for no reason at all, at any time and from time to time in our sole discretion, without notice. We don't endorse or support any particular opinion, recommendation, information, advice or anything contained in or that might be inferred from a Post. We certainly cannot and do not vouch for or guarantee the accuracy, validity, integrity or quality of any Posting and we cannot ensure that harmful, inaccurate, deceptive, offensive, defamatory, unlawful or otherwise objectionable Postings will not appear on our Websites. By providing you and others with the ability to Post, our Websites are passive conduits and we neither undertake nor accept any obligation or liability relating to any Posting or the activities of users.

Don't send us or Post any original creative ideas, suggestions, information, materials or content of any kind that you wish to maintain as proprietary or confidential, because once you Post or send us anything, subject, of course to our Privacy Policy, we otherwise have an unrestricted right to use it and do anything with it, in any way and for any purpose, without obligation or restriction at all and we have no obligation to pay you or notify you or let anyone know we got it from you.
USERS CAN DISAGREE
Even though our Websites allow you to interact, even if we have the capability to monitor your dealings with others; even if we find out about a dispute you are having with another user or third party, you are solely responsible for your interactions with others. We have no responsibility to monitor, resolve or get involved in any dispute or disagreement you have and although we reserve the right to do so, we don't undertake or accept any liability, whether we do or not.
DON'T RELY ON POSTED CONTENT
Content that is Posted on our Websites can never replace or substitute for professional financial, medical, legal or other advice from those you know and trust. While we don't assume our users intentionally Post inaccurate, false or misleading Content, neither we nor you can ever check the qualifications of those who Post, nor is there any way to know if Postings are made for entertainment or other purposes. Certainly, no online user could ever possibly Post Content relevant to your own personal circumstances or situation and you should never rely on any Postings in making decisions or taking or failing to take specific actions, especially those that could have an effect on you or anyone else. If you have specific concerns or circumstances arise in which you need professional financial, medical or other guidance and advice, you should always consult with a trained and qualified specialist.
TERMINATION OF YOUR RIGHTS
If your Posting violates your agreement with us, including our Terms of Use, these or any other Additional Terms that apply, we can take any action permitted under these Terms of Use, at law or in equity. For example, we can: (i) refuse to allow you to Post; (ii) delete or modify your Postings; (iii) revoke your right to use our Websites; and/or (iv) use any technological, legal, operational or other means available to enforce our rights.
GENERAL RULES THAT APPLY TO POSTING
You may never yourself, Post or use, allow or enable others to Post, use our Websites or knowingly condone use of our Websites to do or attempt to:

violate any laws, regulations, judicial or governmental order, treaties or our rights or the rights of any other person, firm or enterprise;
engage in conduct which is or could be considered libelous, defamatory, indecent, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit or sexually suggestive in a manner we or others might find inappropriate, racially, culturally or ethnically offensive, harmful, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, objectionable, discriminatory or abusive;
impersonate any other person, firm or enterprise or any of our or their employees and agents;
use our Websites for Posting or otherwise using malicious or unauthorized code, (e.g., viruses, time bombs, cancel bots, worms, Trojan horses, spyware) or other potentially harmful Content, or in any way interrupt, damage, interfere with, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or communication equipment, including our Website;
modify, disrupt, impair, alter or interfere with the use, features, functions, operation or maintenance of our Websites, Posts or any other rights or use and enjoyment of our Websites by any other person, firm or enterprise;
collect, obtain, compile, gather, transmit, reproduce, delete, revise, view or display any material or information, whether personally identifiable or not, submitted, provided or made available by or concerning any other person, firm or enterprise;
engage in any activity or fail to report any activity involving SPAM, junk e-mail, chain letters, duplicative or unsolicited messages, or so-called spamming and phishing or other similar schemes;
or use our Websites or any Content, including Posts, for commercial or business purposes, including advertising, marketing, selling or offering goods or services, whether or not for financial benefit or other form of compensation or consideration or by linking with any other website or web pages.
COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
If you believe that any Posting (or any Content on our Website) contains elements that infringe any copyright of yours or anyone else's, we will act expeditiously to remove infringing Content when we receive notice, as described below, and we will use reasonable efforts to disable use of our Website by anyone who repeatedly infringes the rights of others. To notify us if you believe infringing Content is Posted on our Websites, please follow the procedures set forth below in our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), all notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent ONLY to our Designated Agent.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS SOLELY FOR NOTIFYING US THAT YOUR COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL MAY HAVE BEEN INFRINGED. DO NOT SEND ANY INQUIRIES UNRELATED TO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT (e.g., REQUESTS FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OR CUSTOMER SERVICE, REPORTS OF E-MAIL ABUSE) TO THE CONTACT LISTED BELOW. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE IF SENT TO THAT CONTACT.

WE CAUTION YOU THAT UNDER FEDERAL LAW, IF YOU KNOWINGLY MISREPRESENT THAT ONLINE MATERIAL IS INFRINGING, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO HEAVY CIVIL PENALTIES. THESE INCLUDE MONETARY DAMAGES, COURT COSTS, AND ATTORNEYS' FEES INCURRED BY US, BY ANY COPYRIGHT OWNER, OR BY ANY COPYRIGHT OWNER'S LICENSEE THAT IS INJURED AS A RESULT OF OUR RELYING UPON YOUR MISREPRESENTATION. YOU MAY ALSO BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR PERJURY.

Written notification must be submitted to the following Designated Agent:

Service Provider(s): The Advertising Council?Name of Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement: Barbara Shimaitis?Full Address of Designated Agent to Which Notification Should be Sent: 815 Second Ave., New York, NY 10017?Telephone Number of Designated Agent: 212-922-1500?Facsimile Number of Designated Agent: 212-922-1676?Email Address of Designated Agent: webmaster@adcouncil.org

Under Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(3)(A), the Notification of Claimed Infringement must include the following:

An electronic or physical signature of the owner or of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
Identification of the copyrighted work (or works) that you claim has been infringed;
A description of the material that you claim is infringing, and the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists (for example, the URL of the page of the website where it is lawfully posted; the name, edition and pages of a book from which an excerpt was copied, etc.);
A clear description of where the infringing material is located on our Website, including as applicable its URL, so that we can locate the material;
Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
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