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For Immediate Release,
10/4/2010
Contact:
Kathy Lane
Communications Director
(630) 775-2307
kathy.lane@nsc.org
 

National Safety Council Advocates Online Pledge to Drive Cell Phone-Free
“Like” a Facebook page to benefit FocusDriven and support Associa Safe Kids (ASK)

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is asking citizens who value safety in their communities to pledge to drive cell phone-free as part of a fundraiser for FocusDriven – Advocates for Cell-Free Driving. 

The fundraiser is sponsored by Associa, the leader in community association management. In concurrence with the cell phone-free pledge, Associa will unveil its Associa Safe Kids (ASK) program, designed to keep kids of all ages safe by providing Associa’s community association employees and residents with safety tips. The ASK campaign will launch Oct. 5 at the Texas National Night Out, and will later roll out to Associa communities nationwide.

Research shows hands-free phone calls do not eliminate cognitive distraction, so drivers are less likely to see objects on the road, such as red lights, pedestrians and stop signs. Facebook users can find Associa online at www.facebook.com/associa and “like” the page to digitally pledge they will not use their cell phones while driving, whether handheld or hands-free. For every “like” Associa’s Facebook page receives from Oct. 4 to Nov. 17, the company will donate $1 to FocusDriven to support the mission of eliminating distracted driving caused by cell phone use. Facebook users also can post their own safety tips for kids on the Associa site. 

The National Safety Council (www.nsc.org) saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Building successful communities for more than 30 years, Associa is the leader in community association management and serves its clients with local knowledge, national resources and comprehensive expertise. Associa and its 8,000 employees operate more than 100 branch offices in the United States and Mexico. To learn more about Associa, go to www.associaonline.com.  Find Associa on www.Facebook.com/Associa or follow it at www.twitter.com/Associa.

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