Teen star Selena Gomez is leading a new campaign telling drivers play it safe from behind the wheel.
The young star of Disney hit show The Wizards of Waverly Place has shot a new public service announcement in which she asks drivers, particularly adolescents, to put their cell phones down and concentrate on the road.
She tells viewers, “Don’t do a thousand things in your car! In the car, just focus on what you need to be doing.”
Gomez has yet to hit the road herself, but hopes to qualify for a driver’s license when she turns 17 in July 2009 – and she vows to practice what she preaches.
She says, “I’m going to try to put my phone on silent. You can tell yourself, ‘I’m not going to get it,’ but once you hear it you get tempted and distracted. So for me… I’ll put it on silent, put it in my purse and just drive.
“I’ve almost been in wrecks because of people using phones while driving”.
“I’ll sit there and look at someone and go, ‘Gosh! She completely almost ran into us,’ then look at her and see she’s on the phone. That’s the reason!”
~ Ask yourself is not paying attention worth someone’s life?