Oprah's No Phone Zone rally in L.A.

null The campaign includes national No Phone Zone Day, April 30, a national day to raise awareness about distracted driving, held in conjunction with some of the country's preeminent transportation safety organizations.

By signing Oprah's No Phone Zone pledge, drivers agree to make their cars a No Phone Zone in one of the following ways: by not using their phones at all while driving, by agreeing to stop texting and use only hands-free calling, or by just not texting while they drive. Studies show it's safest to not use your phone at all while driving.

As of April 2010, more than 180,000 people from all walks of life have signed the No Phone Zone pledge at Oprah.com. Celebrities who have signed the pledge include Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White; Oscar-winners Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges and Mo'Nique; comedian Jerry Seinfeld; actress and icon Raquel Welch; country music's Lady Antebellum; entertainer and entrepreneur Tyler Perry; actress Betty White; and many more.

You can take the pledge online by visiting Oprah.com or texting NPZ to 30644. Never use the short code when driving.

KABC is teaming up with Oprah Winfrey to host a live No Phone Zone Day rally in Los Angeles. We invite you to join us at John Marshall High School this Friday morning for the LA No Phone Zone rally that will feature two American Idol stars, Kris Allen, last season's winner and Allison Iraheta.

Gates open at 6 a.m. at the /*John Marshall High School*/ football stadium. The rally starts at 7 a.m.

Our own Danny Romero, host of ABC7's Cool Kids will be on hand to emcee the rally, which will also feature special Oprah correspondent Lisa Ling and City Council Member Tom LaBonge.

This should be great fun and a great reminder to not use your cell phone while you drive. For more information, go to http://oprah.com/NoPhoneZone

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