‘Thumb Wars’ Helps Curb Texting-While-Driving

Ever thought about curing yourself (or a loved one) of the nasty texting-while-driving habit? Does the phone beckon to you throughout your morning commute? Dosomething.org, Sprint and Toyota have devised a clever way to help you before you hurt yourself. And what’s more, you could win money at the same time!

For the second year in a row, dosomething.org’s “Thumb Wars” campaign helps distracted drivers to focus on the road. By signing up, they will send you 2 pairs of “Thumb Socks,” that you can wear whenever you’re behind the wheel. You’ll even have an extra pair to give to your friend or family member. These cute accessories will remind you to ignore your texts, Instagram notifications, tweets, and emails —no matter how much the phone buzzes!

If you’d like to be in the running for a $5,000 college scholarship, simply have a friend take a photo of you “wearing” your new thumb socks, and send it in for a chance to win! It doesn’t matter if you’re a new driver or if you’ve been driving for 30 years, texting while driving is dangerous for everyone.

For more information on Do Something and this campaign check out their website for all the details.


Jeanine is a Sr. Marketing Manager responsible for all product content, informational articles and blog content for I Drive Safely.