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"It Can Wait"-- A Pledge Never To Text And Drive

9/19/2013

 

It can wait. That's the message the Hoosier State is working to drive home to stop the dangerous trend of texting while driving. Governor Pence and more than 30 mayors across the state have designated Thursday, September 19th as 'Drive 4 Pledges Day'.

The goal is to get more people to take a stand against texting and driving by signing a pledge. It's part of a national movement to create more of a "social stigma" against texting and driving.

“This is an incredible outpouring of support for an issue that is a priority for our company, and more importantly, crucial to the safety and well-being of Indiana’s residents,” said Margaret Trammell, president of AT&T Indiana Pioneers.  Pioneers is the largest industry-related volunteer organization in the world. 

“Drivers who send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash,” Trammell added.  “We challenge everyone to take the pledge to never text and drive and to make it a lifelong commitment.”

Indiana lawmakers outlawed texting while driving in 2011. Various activities are planned statewide, or you can go online and take the pledge at ItCanWait.com.

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