LANCASTER, N.Y. May 18, 2012 Patrick M. Gallivan
As part of AT&T’s national "Texting & Driving…It Can Wait" campaign, Lancaster High School students were shown a powerful 10-minute documentary, "The Last Text", highlighting the devastating effects of texting and driving and were then given the opportunity to sign a commitment pledging to not text while driving.
"Distracted driving dramatically increases risk on our roadways, and in our age of quick information and instant accessibility, texting poses a real hazard for teenage as well as adult drivers," said Senator Gallivan. "I’m proud of each and every Lancaster High School student who signed the pledge today for taking their responsibility as drivers very seriously. They’re leading by example and hopefully will encourage their peers, their neighbors and their family members to make the same wise choice by waiting to send that text message."
AT&T’s national campaign film "The Last Text" features true stories about text messages that were sent or received before someone’s life was altered, or even ended, because of texting and driving. By featuring the real stories, the campaign demonstrates how insignificant a text message is compared to the potentially dire consequences of reading or responding while driving.
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