Take the Pledge: “No Text on Board”

FACT:    97% of teens say texting while driving is dangerous BUT 43% of teens admit to texting while driving.*
FACT:    Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be in a crash.**
FACT:    77% of teens have seen their parents text and drive. 75% say it is “common” among their friends.*

Amongst these sobering statistics, there is good news.  We can make a difference.  Join us tomorrow as we take the pledge for No Text On-Board Pledge Day, Wednesday, September 19, 2012.  This important day is a piece of the ongoing program that Discovery Education and AT&T will promote called “It Can Wait” – an educational campaign designed to drive awareness about the hazards and consequences of texting while driving.

Here are a few easy  ways for your and your students to get involved:

  1. Go here for more resources, background knowledge, and an instructional documentary video.
  2. Click on the “It Can Wait” image above to “take the pledge” and learn more.
  3. Join the No Text on Board – Online Chat Wednesday, September 19th at 2:30pm ET



*  AT&T Wireless Survey:  http://www.att.com/Common/about_us/txting_driving/att_teen_survey_executive.pdf
** National Safety Council:  www.nsc.org
+  Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Research:www.vtti.vt.edu


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