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Texting and Driving: Don’t Do It

Texting and Driving: Don’t Do It | texting and driving | Scoop.it

Verizon and AT&T have joined together to bring awareness to the risks of texting, checking out websites, or watching videos while driving. You can take a pledge to never text and drive. The websiteIt Can Wait contains the pledge and lots of information. The main video about a young man, Xavier will tug at your heart. I know you will want to stop taking any chance of being a distracted driver after watching it.

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Students at Hialeah School Take Pledge to Not Text and Drive (VIDEO)

Students at Hialeah School Take Pledge to Not Text and Drive (VIDEO) | texting and driving | Scoop.it

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Nearly 1,000 students at American Senior High School took a pledge to stop texting while driving for At&t’s national “No text on Board” Day.

 

Studies from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute show that you are 23 times more likely to get involved in an accident when texting and driving.

 

Some students were shocked as the watched the "the last text," a mini-documentary featuring stories of lives that have been drastically changed or lost from simple messages on the road.

 

AT&T also unveiled its new online driving simulator, created so anyone with internet access can experience the dangers. This day is part of their "It can wait," campagn, where the goal is to save lives and have all drivers young and old pledge to practice safer driving habits...

 

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Your Kids Will Never Text and Drive Again After Watching These 10 Videos

Your Kids Will Never Text and Drive Again After Watching These 10 Videos | texting and driving | Scoop.it

1. "The Impossible Texting and Driving Test" This more lighthearted PSA from the Belgian organization Responsible Young Drivers documents new motorists who...

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New Technology Could Keep Drivers From Texting : Discovery News

New Technology Could Keep Drivers From Texting : Discovery News | texting and driving | Scoop.it
For those addicted to driving and texting, this could be just the tech you need.

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Measure filed to ban texting and driving in Florida

Measure filed to ban texting and driving in Florida | texting and driving | Scoop.it

TALLAHASSEE, FL (NSF) - Drivers would be banned from manually typing or reading texts, emails or other electronic messages while operating a car under legislation filed in the Senate Tuesday.

 

The measure (SB 52), filed by Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, calls for the offense to be what is known as a "secondary offense," meaning officers could only ticket people for texting while driving if they've stopped them for some other traffic violation. That is, if a police officer sees someone texting they wouldn't be able to pull them over but if they see someone speeding and texting, they could tack on extra charges for texting in addition to the speeding penalty.

 

Drivers would still be able to read navigational devices or electronic maps without incurring a penalty under the proposal. Reading weather alerts or other safety-related information would also be exempt, as would using a hands-free voice-recognition application.

 

Texting while driving would be a nonmoving violation, punishable by a $30 fine, under the bill.

 

According to the National Conference on State Legislatures, Florida is one of only five states without some sort of ban on texting while driving. The others are Montana, South Dakota, Arizona, and South Carolina...

 

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Keep Your Eyes On The Road Take The Pledge

Keep Your Eyes On The Road Take The Pledge | texting and driving | Scoop.it

I urge you all to take the It Can Wait Pledge, no text, or email is worth your life. Get the facts before you get behind the wheel with someone who likes to text and drive. Texting and driving is just as deadly as drinking and driving, put the phones down, and take the pledge today, I did!

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Texting and Driving Crash - It Can Wait

A driver texting while driving is shown from the phone's perspective. Learn about the dangers of texting and driving and take the pledge at http://www.itcanw...

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America's texting-and-driving problem isn't getting better, study reveals - NBCNews.com (blog)

America's texting-and-driving problem isn't getting better, study reveals - NBCNews.com (blog) | texting and driving | Scoop.it
America's texting-and-driving problem isn't getting better, study reveals
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At any moment on a regular weekday in 2011, about 660,000 people across the U.S. were sitting in the drivers seat and talking on their cell phones.

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Students at Hialeah School Take Pledge to Not Text and Drive (VIDEO)

Students at Hialeah School Take Pledge to Not Text and Drive (VIDEO) | texting and driving | Scoop.it

Via NBC Miami:

 

Nearly 1,000 students at American Senior High School took a pledge to stop texting while driving for At&t’s national “No text on Board” Day.

 

Studies from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute show that you are 23 times more likely to get involved in an accident when texting and driving.

 

Some students were shocked as the watched the "the last text," a mini-documentary featuring stories of lives that have been drastically changed or lost from simple messages on the road.

 

AT&T also unveiled its new online driving simulator, created so anyone with internet access can experience the dangers. This day is part of their "It can wait," campagn, where the goal is to save lives and have all drivers young and old pledge to practice safer driving habits...

 

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