Mapping Oprah Winfrey’s No Phone Zone Initiative
Nowadays, there is a strong interest in the use of maps as a support for various promotional, political and sales campaigns.
Thus, to raise awareness and prevent distracted driving, Oprah Winfrey has launched a campaign urging the public and celebrities to make the car a ‘No Phone Zone’. And a dedicated Google Map has been created to promote this ‘No Phone Zone’ initiative: http://www.oprah.com/npz/map/index.html?mv=pledge
The Pledge Map shows real-time pledges by individuals in the USA and Canada to make their cars ‘No Phone Zones’. By clicking on a highlighted state name on the map (in the ‘Get Involved’ tab) you can view the cell phone laws in different states: the restrictions on texting, hands-free and hand-held phone use.
You can also contribute to the campaign by making a pledge not to use your mobile phone while driving and see yourself appear on the map.