PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety and AT&T recently announced that they will be partnering to deliver a very strong message to high school students about the dangers of texting and driving during the coming school year.
Last year, officials from AT&T and Mr. Annese visited Cheverus High School together to speak about the dangers of texting and driving. This fall, visits to Cony High School in Augusta and York High School are planned.
AT&T is urging all Americans to pledge to never text and drive, and join with others on Sept. 19 to establish their lifelong personal commitment to help prevent injuries and deaths caused by texting while driving.
Drivers can go to www.itcanwait.com to take a no-texting-and-driving pledge, and then share their promise with others via Twitter (#itcanwait) and Facebook.
DA Blodgett and AT&T officials plan to visit local area high schools throughout the school year to educate teens on the grave consequences of texting and driving. The school visits will include the showing of a 10-minute long documentary “The Last Text” and a request for students to sign a no texting while driving pledge.
For additional information on AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign, please www.att.com/itcanwait.