I never thought I'd say this--and you probably never thought you'd hear me say it--but I just became the Jonas Brothers' newest fan.
The popular trio has teamed with Allstate's "X the TXT" campaign to help spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving. Surprisingly, Kevin, Joe, and Nick are not raising teen awareness of this deadly epidemic through a concert tour, but through a softball road-show featuring their team, the "Road Dogs."
The Jonas Brothers played recreational softball games while on tour in 2009. The games became popular with fans, so this year they'll be playing at minor league stadiums throughout the country. At each venue they are working with Allstate to educate fans about the dangers of texting behind the wheel.
As Kevin Jonas said in the group's announcement:
"It is really important that our fans understand just how dangerous texting while driving is. Pledging not to text and drive is a promise to your friends, your family and yourself to keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel."
You know, as our second Distracted Driving Summit approaches, I've being thinking a lot about the progress we've made in the past year and the hard work ahead to stop this deadly behavior. And one of our most valuable tools in this fight has been the support of performers like Jordin Sparks--another X the TXT spokesperson--and now the Jonas Brothers.
I can't thank Kevin, Joe, and Nick enough for lending their influence to this important cause.