Justin Bieber Teams Up With PhoneGuard to Stop Texting While Driving
Justin Bieber has been very vocal about preventing texting while driving, and now the 17-year-old is teaming up with PhoneGuard to help drive his message home.
"It is tragic that almost on a daily basis there are reports of deaths and severe injuries caused by drivers who are texting and driving," he said in a statement. "We need to change the attitudes in our society toward texting and driving and I am making it one of my personal goals to make this happen."
As Beliebers know, Justin has a nightly ritual that involves spreading the word about the dangers of the act. "Every night we perform we have a banner that goes up that says 'Don't Text and Drive' so it really means a lot to me," he added. "We are planning to continue to give $1 from every ticket sold to this cause and the addition of PhoneGuard to this team will help us expand our efforts even further."
Justin will participate in a series of promotions with the software company, which is the maker of Drive Safe, a mobile app that disables texting and email functions when users are in a car moving faster than 10 miles per hour.
In addition to raising awareness, the campaign will help raise funds for charities like the Alex Brown Foundation, an organization named after a Texas teen who tragically lost her life to texting while driving.
The Browns have a special place in Justin's heart -- as you may remember, the singer appeared on ABC to reinforce his message and help surprise the Brown family on a recent episode of 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.'