Justin Bieber wants us to say “No” to driving under the influence of cell phones. And since when have we ever deprived the Biebster of what he wanted? The singer is fighting for our right to drive safely, even if it means taking matters into his own hands. “There are too many lives lost to such a preventable issue like texting and driving,” Bieber stated at a campaign for Drive Safe, a free app that locks a smartphone’s keyboard when it’s in a vehicle going more than 10 miles per hour. The pop star makes it clear that “This campaign isn’t anti-texting…it’s about texting responsibly.”
So what made this teen heartthrob get on board with this campaign? The singer was inspired by the Remember Alex Brown Foundation, which was named after a high school senior who died in a car accident that occurred because she was distracted by texting. Beiber was really affected by this incident and states, “Working together with the [foundation], we hope to help teach teens and parents about the major risks involved with texting and driving so they don’t suffer the same loss.” He adds, “As a 17-year-old driver, I’m aware of the countless distractions that we teenagers face on the road, and texting is one that is preventable.” I have to admit that I’m impressed (does that mean I caught Bieber Fever?). Bieber definitely seems wise beyond his years. Now let’s just hope some of his 11 million Twitter followers heed his advice and download PhoneGuard’s Drive Safe app.
Source: E Online