Council passes resolution declaring Saturday as ‘It Can Wait’ distracted-driving awareness day

    Citing recent stories about the increasing instances of hit-and-runs and distracted driving in general throughout the city, City Council approved a resolution declaring Saturday as “It Can Wait” Day in Philadelphia.

    The resolution was introduced by First District Councilman Mark Squilla and drew zero opposition during a voice vote at Thursday’s Council meeting.

    The phrase “It Can Wait” was drawn from an AT&T “no texting while driving” awareness campaign that includes a chance for supporters to electronically sign a pledge saying they won’t do so.

    “We need to make sure to get this message out,” said Squilla, noting that many automobile accidents involve drivers distracted by their mobile devices. “This resolution can do that.”

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