Join Downey Insurance Group in making your car a “No Phone Zone”

Posted by on May 3, 2010 in Auto Insurance, Insurance


Oprah Winfrey campaigns for no cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle.



April 30th, 2010 marks the launch of the “No Phone Zone Day” campaign headed by the well-known talk show host, Oprah Winfrey. “No Phone Zone Day” is a campaign with hope to get everyone to pledge against phone use in vehicles. This event took place throughout the country, one being at our local Boston University which was attended by our fellow Downey Insurance intern, Alycia Dafoe.   She attended this event along with students located throughout Massachusetts with other members of Marlborough High school club, SADD, Students Against Destructive Decisions.

The No Phone Zone campaign was in efforts to convince all auto drivers to pledge for no cell phone use while driving, where it has many consequences.  The options available to pledge for are as follows:

  • Avoid all texting while driving.
  • No texting while driving and only hands free calling if needed.
  • No texting or use of phone while driving and if needed, pull over and secure the vehicle.

Along with Alycia Dafoe, at this event, was a fellow classmates who has experienced a motor-vehicle accident first-hand due to cell phone use while operating. Because of texting, the individual caused an accident resulting in minor damage. Conseqently, the individual’s vehicle auto insurance sky rocketed.

Think twice before cell phone use while operating a moving vehicle. Join the Downey Insurance Group today in signing Oprah Winfrey’s  “No Phone Day Pledge” to make the roads in this country a safer place.