Verizon Wireless Teams Up With Georgia State Patrol To Reinforce Responsible Driving

Verizon Wireless Teams Up With Georgia State Patrol To Reinforce Responsible Driving

Verizon Wireless Promotes Responsible Driving Through Safer Driving Video

December 4, 2002


Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless communications provider, today announced they are collaborating with the Georgia State Patrol's Safety Education Division to promote safer and more responsible driving.

As part of Verizon Wireless' efforts to promote safer cellular phone use while driving, the company is providing the Georgia State Patrol's Safety Education Division with an instructional video. The video was created by Verizon Wireless to educate new drivers about the importance of driver safety. The Safety Education Unit of the Patrol will use the materials from Verizon Wireless in their statewide driver safety education programs. Verizon Wireless also provided each instructor in the Safety Education Unit with ear buds. It is hoped that if drivers are going to use cell phones while driving, that they will use the more responsible hands-free method.

"We are pleased that Verizon Wireless has chosen to work with us to promote safer driving in Georgia. The video will be an asset to our statewide safety programs," said Sergeant First Class Karl Boerner, supervisor of the State Patrol's Safety Education Division.

"We are dedicated to educating drivers about safety on the road," said Jim McGean, president of the GA/AL region for Verizon Wireless. "Verizon Wireless has designed many new technologies that make the use of wireless communications in the car easier and ultimately safer. With the Georgia State Patrol's use of our safety video, we feel that we will have a positive impact on the driving community of Georgia by helping to educate drivers on how to more safely use their mobile devices."

Find more information about the Georgia State Patrol at www.georgiastatepatrol.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 31.5 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.

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