Jordin Sparks is backing a U.S. government road safety campaign in a bid to cut the number of deaths from dangerous driving.
The No Air hitmaker appeared at an event in Washington, D.C. with America's Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, on Tuesday (27Apr10) to launch Allstate's anti-texting campaign, X the TXT.
The singer is calling on drivers to ditch their cell phones when they're on the road - because writing text messages when behind the wheel is too risky.
She says, "Sending a text is not worth taking a life. Unfortunately, it can be easy to forget the dangers of texting and driving when you get behind the wheel.
"That's why it is important for teens, their friends and families to acknowledge the risks and pledge together not to do it. I have made a conscious effort not to pick up my cellphone when I'm driving."