In the News
Here is a collection of news excerpts, articles, releases and videos that are relevant to our cause and highlight the imporatance of driving distraction-free:
Life. If You Love It...Glove It!
September 30, 2018
Watch how to join our fight vs this number one teenage killer. Even if we save one life.
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
April 25, 2018
Roslyn High School students from SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) presented Glove It to the Roslyn schools K-8th grade to teach them about distracted driving. The children signed banners pledging to demand whomever is driving them to put their cell phones in the glove box while driving! It’s never too young to teach vital habits. Life. If you love it...Glove It!
Shown left to right: RHS SADD advisor Dorothy McHugh, Ethan Lipetz, Lauren Powers, Emily Gordon, Molly Handler, Cole Faller. Missing are: Olivia Sclafani, Rebecca Lubin, Alex Morris, and Will Markowitz.
Principal Craig Johanson of the Roslyn Middle School making a pledge to Glove It along with his students.
East Hills Elementary
Harbor Hill Elementary
Glove It at SiriusXM
February 7, 2018
Erika and son Ethan Lipetz, founders of "Glove It," joined “The Moms”, Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein on SiriusXM to talk about the dangers of distracted driving and the goal of "Glove It”.
Choices and Consequences
October 25, 2017
Every year Roslyn High School introduces a program called “Choices and Consequences” to the 11th grade class.
The Nassau County Assistant District Attorney and the Nassau County Police Department give presentations to the students. The program also features testimony from a young person who has been arrested and victims whose lives have been permanently affected by drunk, drugged, distracted, or reckless driving.
Now the program also introduces changing trends, such as distracted driving from smartphones and other handheld devices. For the first time this year, Ethan Lipetz, Roslyn High School’s eleventh grader and co- founder of “Take This Phone and Glove It”, had the opportunity to present his campaign.
Ethan educated his peers about the realities of the road for the young driver and the consequences of poor decision making. Placing your phone in the glove compartment while driving can dramatically reduce the number of fatalities and injuries we see each year. He presented unsettling statistics arising from ALL cell phone distractions while driving.
“Out of sight and out of mind”. It’s not just texting!
May 24, 2017
TakeThisPhoneAndGloveIt.org is proud to announce that Rising Stars supports our vital campaign. Please visit their website www.risingstarsinc.org to learn more about their wonderful mission.
"Glove It" had the opportunity to speak with tenth grade basketball teams to educate them about the dangers of all cell phone distractions while driving. At the start of each practice, players learned about the Take This Phone And Glove It program and how they can get involved and spread the word in their own school communities.
Distracted Driving Awareness Month 2017
For the second year, the Roslyn School District participated in an annual distracted driver awareness campaign. Take This Phone And Glove It, or "Glove It" encourages drivers to place their cell phone in the glove compartment while driving to avoid ALL cell phone distractions. It's not just texting!
This initiative was once again introduced to all the district schools by co-founder Ethan Lipetz and his fellow high school SADD students. In order to help spread this vital message, students and faculty were asked to wear yellow, and the students signed a banner pledging to demand all drivers to Glove It!
A pledge was also sent home for parents to sign with their children. It's never too young to teach a habit that can save a life.
Life. If You Love It...Glove It!
January 9, 2017
New law in California a big step in the right direction! Addresses manual but not visual interactions with the phone. Need to avoid all cell phone related driver distraction. So Glove It! And Forget it!
A California law that went into effect on Sunday barring drivers from holding phones while operating vehicles is among the most stringent in the nation.
But experts say that it most likely won’t be enough to prevent accidents caused by distracted driving.
Jennifer Ryan, AAA’s director of state relations, cautioned in a phone interview on Thursday that, “hands free is not risk free.”
Ms. Ryan said the California measure matched a larger trend of states bringing legislation up-to-date with contemporary phones. But while the state’s provisions were particularly broad, she said, it was important for motorists to take responsibility for themselves and pay attention.
The law goes beyond what federal authorities recommend to prevent distracted driving, which remains a significant cause of traffic fatalities. The latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that more than 3,400 people died in 2015 in crashes that involved a distracted driver. Of those, 272 were teenagers.
And while the use of smartphones is certainly part of the problem, many are unconvinced that keeping them out of drivers’ hands will be a panacea.
Some have speculated that the California law may encourage enthusiasm for self-driving cars. When Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure into law in September, he approved of another bill that allowed for the first tests of autonomous driving vehicles on public roads.
Steve Finnegan, the government affairs manager of the Automobile Club of Southern California, said that while the new legislation “is a step in the right direction,” it does not address “the complete issue of distracted driving.”
“One of the bigger issues is cognitive distraction,” Mr. Finnegan said. “It’s not what your hands are doing; it’s what your brain is doing.”
July 21, 2016
Roslyn Schools participated in a district wide distracted driver awareness campaign.
Take This Phone And Glove It, or "Glove It" encourages drivers to place their cell phone in the glove compartment while driving to avoid ALL cell phone distractions.
This initiative began in the High School through SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and is now being introduced to all the schools in the district.
In order to help spread this vital message, students and faculty wore yellow, and the students signed a banner pledging to demand all drivers (whether a friend, parent, friend’s parent, grandparent, or sibling) to Glove It! It’s not just texting! It’s checking Facebook, playlists, Instagram, snapchat, emails, twitter, YouTube….Put it away! Get that phone out of sight and out of mind.
Flyers were sent home to have parents sign a pledge with their children as well. It's never too young to teach a habit that can save a life.
The campaign encourages current drivers to lead by example. If drivers demonstrate good safety habits for young children, even before driving age, by the time they are behind the wheel it will be automatic for them to Glove It! too.
(Pictures shown from the middle school, elementary schools, and kindergarten)
February 8, 2016
The Moms: The dangers of distracted driving and the mission to "Glove It"
Erika Lipetz and her daughter Eryn, founders of "Glove It," joined Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein of "The Moms," to talk about the dangers of distracted driving and the goal of "Glove It."
February 5, 2016
Rosyln Elementary Schools
TakeThisPhoneAndGloveIt has now entered the elementary schools in the Roslyn School District.
It's never too early to teach young children to "Glove It" and have them tell their parents and loved ones to do the same!! Our best chance to change
dangerous habits is to begin with our children, even before they drive!
December 17, 2015
Bell Auto Driving
Bell Auto Driving School is now a supporter of Glove It! They will encourage their students to place their cell phones in the glove box while driving to avoid ALL cell phone distractions. Bell Auto has been providing driving lessons, driver education and driver safety to the residents of Nassau and Queens for over 50 years. For more information, visit their website at www.bellautoschool.com.
October 16, 2015
Roslyn High School
Roslyn High School presented an extremely important assembly to the students.
"Choices and Consequences” is an assembly focusing on reducing “risky” behaviors while driving, such as: as drinking, speeding, not using a seatbelt, and using a cell phone. As these are our future drivers, the assembly concluded by encouraging the students to make a pledge to place their phone in the glove box while driving to avoid ALL cell phone distractions.
Students will make their pledge by signing a "Glove It" banner and the pledge will be introduced year after year.
The banner will be visibly displayed in the High School for all students and faculty to see. Each senior high school student’s parking permit will also visibly display the “Glove It” decal on the back to remind the driver to “Glove It” each time they take the wheel.
Pictured in photo: Eryn and Ethan Lipetz displaying the "Glove It" banner to be signed by all students.
June 11, 2015
American Car Wash is very proud to be the exclusive car wash sponsor of Glove It
Join us at American Car Wash in Roslyn New York on Saturday, June 13th from 12-3pm. Free Glove It magnets will be given to the first 500 customers.
It's a must for all parents with teenage drivers!
May 30, 2015
Glove It is proud to partner with OurHarvest
Glove It! is proud to partner with OurHarvest, a local online farmer's market that offers farm-fresh, all-natural food at fair prices.
Here's how it works:
Customers visit their site (www.ourharvest.com), select a convenient pickup date/location, and then simply show up on the date they choose. It's easy!
OurHarvest has 14 pickup locations around Long Island and is opening in Manhattan this month.
Use the coupon code GLOVE20 for 20% off your first purchase; for every customer who uses this code, OurHarvest will donate $10 to Glove It!
We'd love if you'd try shopping with them so you can help us raise funds!
April 21, 2015
Jet Communications, a Verizon Wireless premium retailer, is now a proud sponsor of Glove It!
Jet Communications is now asking all customers to GLOVE IT!
Magnets are being given to all those purchasing new phones, and the Glove It message is displayed in their two conveniently located full service stores. Be certain to use Jet Communications for all of your cell phone needs, from purchase to assistance and accessories.
Visit Jet Communications at their 2 convenient locations:
55 Mineola Avenue, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
614 Jericho Tpke, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Pictured below: Eryn Lipetz, with Jason, owner of Jet Communications, Inc..
April 11, 2015
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Asks All Commuter to Glove It!
Our family and Team Glove It is so honored and thankful for Port Authority’s adoption of our campaign message and desire to change habits and save the lives of commuters.
The Glove It message will be displayed at bridges and tunnels connecting New York and New Jersey as well as at bus and train stations during the month of April, Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Port Authority will also help us tremendously by spreading the message through each of their social media outlets.
Please Glove It in April and always, and spread the word!
For more info visit: http://www.panynj.gov/commuting-traveling.html
April 2, 2015
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Woodbury Supports Glove It! for the Month of April – Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Eryn and Ethan sincerely thank Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza for adopting and spreading the Glove It campaign message! Every Tuesday in April, 20% of all sales, both take out and dining in, to those advising they are in support of Glove It will support our organization. Anthony’s Coal Fired has taken the lead as one of many restaurants and vendors helping us raise money so that we can take our message to more schools and communities. Thanks for your support! Be sure to always remember Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza for a delicious pie and meal, whether it’s for the Final Four, any big game, or a great night out with the family or friends.
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March 18, 2015
Glove It Introduced To Driver’s Education Programs
Glove It is now reaching out to Driver’s Ed programs in Long Island.
To date, students at Glen Cove High School, Holy Trinity High School, and Roslyn High School have incorporated the Glove It message in their theory classes. More schools in the area are scheduled.
Our goal is to reach out to all high schools with the hope of launching Glove It chapters and education through their student leadership.
Please help us spread the word.
February 20, 2015
Local Vendors Embrace Glove It!
The kids are now asking many of our local vendors to post our newest signage in their stores with the hope of changing habits and saving lives. The response and support has been overwhelmingly positive.
We thank Dunkin Donuts, Carvel, and Holiday Farms market, for asking their patrons to Glove It.
We are just beginning this aspect of the campaign. If you are aware of merchants who might be willing to jump on board, please let us know and we’ll get the signage to them.
The attached photo is of Roslyn High School SADD Chapter’s attempt to reach drivers through a digital billboard on Roslyn Road.
January 26, 2015
Newspaper of the South Carolina’s state capital encourages residents to Glove It!
The Columbia Star Newspaper serves Columbia, the capital and largest city of South Carolina. Columbia’s population is over 135,000 and is at the center of a metropolitan area of over 800,000 residents.
We thank them sincerely for spreading our message and helping to change dangerous habits.
January 25, 2015
Casper Journal of Wyoming Presents Glove It Concept To Their Readers
Casper is the second largest city in Wyoming with a population of 55,000. Through this recent article, it's residents are introduced to the Glove It concept and campaign.
January 14, 2015
North American Spine Society (NASS) Embraces Glove It
The North American Spine Society is a global multidisciplinary medical society that promotes education, research, and advocacy to foster the highest quality spine care for patients.
NASS will now promote Glove It as a component of their international efforts. This will include a national media release, an email article to over 8,000 physician members, and a full color magazine article (in SpineLine) which is distributed to NASS members worldwide.
We sincerely thank NASS for their invaluable help with this important cause and for all they do and have done for patients in need of effective and evidence based spine care.
January 8, 2015
DCH Millburn Audi of Maplewood New Jersey Supports Glove It
All new customers at DCH Audi will find a Glove It magnet and sticker in their welcome folders.
All Audi customers are asked to please Glove It while driving. This community outreach program was coordinated in conjunction with SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) of Millburn High School and their faculty representative, Ms. Jennifer Manis.
We thank Paige Sollender, the students of Millburn SADD, and DCH Audi for their continual efforts to change habits and save lives.
Pictured in photo: Paige Sollender, Junior at Millburn HS, with Al Khouri, General Manager of Audi.
December 16, 2014
The American Spine Injury Association (ASIA) Supports Glove It
This is our first national endorsement and it comes from the nation’s lead organization for spinal cord injury (SCI) research and advocacy.
The ASIA home page now includes a link to ours and asks all members to Glove It while driving.
Spinal cord injury predominantly affects young adults. Approximately 300,000 US residents are now living with spinal cord injuries. There are approximately 12,000 new injuries each year, and the leading cause of injury, ahead of violence and falls, is motor vehicle crashes.
December 9, 2014
Glove It is proud to name Rallye Motors as our exclusive Long Island and Queens Mercedes dealership sponsor
We are grateful for and honored by this relationship with the exclusive Long Island and Queens Mercedes dealership in the hometown of Glove It’s launch.
The leadership of Rallye is similarly dedicated to getting the message out, changing drivers’ dangerous habits, and saving the lives of drivers young and old. Rallye is planning AM radio spots in the NY Metropolitan area describing their sponsorship and our combined mission.
The Glove It logo will also accompany their upcoming Winter Event print ad campaign. Team Glove It has been invited to have a presence in their showrooms during upcoming promotional events. The Rallye - Glove It message will also be found adhered to the glove compartments of all Rallye loaner cars.
The leadership of Rallye is committed to this campaign, and their reputation and market presence will certainly help to strengthen our message. Rallye has earned their reputation through unprecedented quality of product and a similar commitment to customer service. They have also been active in numerous activities which benefit their surrounding communities. It is no surprise that Rallye would dedicate so much to this meaningful cause.
November 26, 2014
Maplecrest Ford Lincoln Dealers of Union, New Jersey Support the Glove It Campaign!
One of the largest Ford dealers in New Jersey is spreading the word through LED displays at their dealerships and encouraging all drivers to place their cell phones in the glove compartment every time they drive.
If you are in the area, and in need of a new, used, or pre-certified vehicle, please be sure to visit one of their showrooms or visit www.maplecrestcars.com
October 31, 2014
Glove It campaign now launched in Millburn New Jersey!
A local high school student and her mother have brought a campaign to Millburn that seeks to raise awareness of the dangers of using a cell phone while behind the wheel.
October 20, 2014
Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York and North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System Support Glove It
Team Glove It was honored to meet with Dr. Jose Prince, the Director of Pediatric Trauma Surgery, as well as the Directors and outstanding staff from the Trauma and Community Outreach Departments.
These people are doing amazing work and actually strive to reduce the need for their services through aggressive community education.
We are now strategizing for combined activities targeting patients, their families, schools, and community organizations so that our message can be even louder and more lives potentially saved.
October 9, 2014
Millburn High School, Essex County, New Jersey, SADD supports Glove It!
Paige Sollender and her mother Shari are launching the campaign, the first in New Jersey, and asking student and parent drivers alike to Glove It every time they drive.
Planning for fund raising events is underway.
October 4, 2014
Glove It featured in The Roslyn News
September 30, 2017
Children's Medical Fund of New York Supports Glove It
Team Glove It is humbled and honored to have the support of Children's Medical Fund (CMF) of New York.
We applaud their decades of exemplary and invaluable service to children and their families in times of illness and need. With their support, our chances of sparking change and saving lives are only strengthened.
September 19, 2014
Roslyn High School, NY, SADD Supports Glove It
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) has adopted the Glove It campaign and with their faculty advisor will be the first high school to promote Glove It as a means of improving driving safety for both students and parents.
September 18, 2014
The Mayor and Board of the Village of East Hills, NY, proudly endorse Glove It
A link to the Glove It campaign will be posted on the Village's website www.villageofeasthills.org.
For the safety of our residents young and old, the Village asks all residents to Glove It while driving.
September 18, 2014
Glove It partners with Ripley's Believe It Or Not
Ripley's Believe It or Not Times Square is holding a cartoon drawing contest in partnership with "Take This Phone and Glove It" promoting responsible driving habits. First place prize is a one year family pass and $1,000.
Students can illustrate the danger of using your phone while driving and submit it for judging. Ten finalists will be chosen to have their work displayed at Ripley's. The public will vote for one overall winner to receive a one year family admission pass and $1,000 prize for a school or community project of their choosing.
For more info visit: www.ripleysnewyork.com/media/news/safe-driving-cartoon-contest/
or email: email@example.com
September 17, 2014
Leading Driver Distraction Scientist Supports “Glove It”
“I support the Glove It campaign. While in the glove compartment, the cell phone can be used through the car’s hands free and voice activated technology, and the dangerous visual and manual interactions and distractions of mobile device use are removed.
Gloving It will help in the fight against the alarming number of crashes and deaths arising from driver distraction. Glove It”
Greg Fitch, Ph.D.
Research Scientist | User Experience Group Leader
Center for Automated Vehicle Systems
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
September 13, 2014
Trying to Hit the Brake on Texting While Driving
"...In the meantime, the outcome with Sprint raises a fundamental question: Is a technological solution, long thought crucial to ending distracted driving, enough?
The efforts to stop drunken driving and to improve seatbelt use prove the value of two tactics: education campaigns combined with tough, enforced laws. Forty-five states now ban texting and driving, and education efforts have grown.
Many surveys show that awareness of the problem is not an issue; a 2013 report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 94 percent of people surveyed considered sending or reading texts while driving “unacceptable.” And yet roughly a third of drivers admit to doing both."
To read the entire article, please visit Nytimes.com