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9 19 13 -- La Crosse Logan It Can Wait Event

9 19 13 -- La Crosse Logan It Can Wait Event

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For more information, contact:
Jessica Erickson, AT&T Wisconsin608-282-7870 (work)608-692-5340 (cell) jessica.erickson@att.com 
Logan High Students Learn About Dangers of Texting While Driving,Urged to Pledge Never to Text Behind the Wheel at ItCanWait.com
AT&T, AAA, Wisconsin State Patrol and State Senator Shilling Team Up to Highlight Dangers of 
Deadly Practice on ‘Drive 4 Pledges Day’ 
 
LA CROSSE, WI, Thursday, September 19, 2013
As the new school year gets underway, students from LaCrosse Logan High School learned today about the dangers of texting while driving and were urged to take thepledge to never text behind the wheel.Logan High School teamed up with AT&T, AAA, the Wisconsin State Patrol and State Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D-LaCrosse) as part of the
It Can Wait 
®
 
movement
to urge the school’s nearly 900 students, and all Wisconsin drivers,
that text messages can
 –
and should
 –
wait until after driving.
Too often, our young people think they are invincible. But they need to know that texting while driving is verydangerous and can be
deadly, and they are particularly at risk as inexperienced drivers,” said Logan High
School
principal Scott Mihalovic. “We’re proud to
help
spread the message and keep our teen drivers safe.”Today’s assembly was part of a series of high s
chool events that AT&T, AAA 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 drivingsimulator. They were also shown a powerful documentary produced by AT&T called 
 that shares
real stories about lives altered or ended by someone’s decision to tex
t and drive.
Logan High School’s students, as well as drivers across the country, were also called on today to join the
It CanWait 
®
 
movement and take the pledge to never text and drive at www.ItCanWait.com as par 
t of “Drive 4 PledgesDay.” The effort is part of the national
It Can Wait 
®
 
movement to encourage all drivers to take the pledge on
September 19 and spread the word to their families, friends and communities. Nearly 2,000 “Drive 4 Pledges”
activities were held across the country today, including at more than 1,500 high schools.
“Studies show teens continue to text and drive, even though they know it’s dangerous and against the law,” said
Scott T. VanderSanden
, president of AT&T Wisconsin. “We’re challe
nging all drivers, especially our teens, to
take the pledge to never text and drive and make it a lifelong commitment.”

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