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Waukesha South Students Learn About Dangers of Texting While Driving,Urged to Pledge Never to Text Behind the Wheel at ItCanWait.com
Mayor Scrima Proclaims September 19 ‘Don’t Text & Drive Pledge Day’
Event Features AAA Simulator That Highlights Dangers of Texting and Driving
WAUKESHA, WI, Thursday, September 19, 2013
Students from Waukesha South High School learned todayabout the dangers of texting while driving and were urged to take the pledge to never text behind the wheel.Waukesha South teamed up with AT&T, AAA, the Wisconsin State Patrol, State Rep. Bill Kramer and Mayor Jeff Scrima as part of the
It Can Wait
to urge the school’s
325 students, and all Wisconsin drivers, thattext messages can
wait until after driving.
“In today’s age of instant communication, we know how tempting it is for drivers, especially our teens, to text whiledriving,” said
Waukesha South High School principal Timothy Joynt.
“But they need to know texting is one of themost dangerous activities a driver can do behind the wheel. We’re proud to help spread the message and keepour teen drivers safe.”Today’s assembly was part of a series of high school events that AT&T, AA
A and the State Patrol are holding thisschool year to drive home the dangers of texting behind the wheel. Students were given the chance to
experience firsthand the dangers of texting and driving in a safe setting through AAA’s distracted driving
simulator. They were also shown a powerful documentary produced by AT&T called
real stories about lives altered or ended by someone’s decision to text and drive.
students, as well as drivers across the country, were also called on today to join the
as part of “Drive 4 PledgesDay.”
The effort is part of the national
It Can Wait
movement to encourage all drivers to take the pledge onSeptember 19 and spread the word to their families, friends and communities.
Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima also proclaimed today, September 19, as a “Don’t Text & Drive Pledge Day”
throughout the city and urged all residents to join him in taking the pledge to never text behind the wheel. AT&T first launched the
It Can Wait
campaign in 2009 to educate the public about the dangers of texting whiledriving and encourage consumers to take the pledge to never text and drive at www.ItCanWait.com.In
Wisconsin, AT&T, AAA and the State Patrol have partnered together to hold events in 25 cities throughout thestate since 2010, reaching over 16,500 high school students.