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Actress Regina Hall Joins Verizon for Safe Driving Program

It's Up to Me urges consumers not to text and drive.

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to research, 57 percent of drivers admit to texting while driving.  Starting today, Verizon Wireless and actress Regina Hall are teaming up to encourage the public to take precautions to stay safe behind the wheel as part of the company's It's Up to Me program. Launched to help raise awareness throughout April, which is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the campaign encourages consumers to help spread the message of responsible driving.

Join with Verizon to say "It's Up to Me." To participate, the public can take a mobile quiz to test their knowledge of distracted driving behaviors and enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a VIP meet and greet with Hall. Contest closes April 30, 2014, winners will be announced in May.  Get started today by texting the word DRIVING to 74579.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE and 3G networks.  As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless serves 102.8 million retail customers, including 96.8 million retail postpaid customers. Verizon Wireless is wholly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://news.verizonwireless.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.

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