Chico students campaign to end texting and driving

Mar 6, 2015 7:36 PM

"It can wait" that was the message today at Chico High Sschool where students learned the dangers of texting while driving. They got behind the wheel of a simulator where they were instructed to text and drive.

AT&T brought a 3-D state-of-the-art simulator to Chico High to give students a hands on experience. Students were told to attempt to text and drive, most crashed or got pulled over.

"Over 100,000 accidents a year in this country are from texting and driving and your more apt to be in a car accident from texting and driving than from drinking and driving." says AT&T Regional Vice President Tim Ray.

A new survey released by AT&T shows 3 out of 4 people admitted to glancing at their phone while behind the wheel. Drivers who text are 23 times more likely to crash than those who don't. Students and faculty all took the pledge to never text and drive. Again, the message is "it can wait."


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