Former Husker great Johnny Rodgers is promoting new hands free technology that allows drivers to safely send text messages while behind the wheel.
“You can also send out an e-mail. You can also check your e-mail. You can call people and talk to them without ever having to touch the phone or to take your hands off the steering wheel or take your eyes off the road.”
The Nebraska Heisman trophy winner is spreading the word about the dangers of texting while driving during a national tour that kicks off in Omaha tonight. Rodgers says the new hands free cell phone technology will allow those behind the wheel to do these tasks safely.
“I just don’t really believe people are going to give up their rights to use a phone when necessary so I want to have something that is safer for them to do.”
With a statewide texting ban passed into law this past legislative session, Rodgers says this is one way to keep doing these tasks safely.
“We are going to have demonstrations on how to do the hands free texting and we will have people here from corporate that will explain to people how to get involved and be part of the movement.”
Those interested in learning more about the new voice activated system; a demonstration will be conducted Thursday night at the Omaha Crown Plaza Hotel located in the Old Mill near 108th and Dodge Streets.