Wednesday Is "No Text On Board Pledge Day"

By: Stephanie Schultz
By: Stephanie Schultz

Highlights

- New AT&T study shows 43% of American teens text while driving

- Wednesday, September 19th is "no text on board pledge day"

- Pledge not to text and drive at www.itcanwait.com

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A new AT&T study shows that 43% of American teenage drivers admit to texting and driving.

Because of that high number, Governor Sam Brownback has proclaimed Wednesday, September 19th as "no text on board pledge day".

Signs across the state will have messages such as "Please do not text and drive. It can wait" on them to warn drivers of the dangers of texting and driving.

You can pledge to not text and drive by visiting www.itcanwait.com. The link is listed below.

Three years ago, a Kansas State University student died texting while driving. The sister on the receiving end of her texts now works to see something positive come from her sister's death. She shares her story with 13's Melissa Brunner Thursday on 13 News at 10.


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