JFK students to take the pledge: No texting and driving
Tomorrow's event aimed at raising awareness of dangerous habit
John F. Kennedy High School students joined with teens across the region and the country participating in No Text on Board, an initiative of AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign to end the dangerous practice of texting while driving.
According to AT&T’s research:
– More than 100,000 crashes a year involve drivers who are texting, causing life-changing injuries and deaths.
– Seventy-seven percent of teens have watched their parents text and drive and 75 percent say the practice is “common” among their friends.
– Teens know the risks of texting while driving: Ninety-seven percent say it’s dangerous.
– Yet 43 percent of teens admit to texting and driving.
– Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be in an accident.
At the Pledge Day event, teens will make an oath never to text and drive via iPad stations that will be set up on the JFK campus.
For more information, visit www.itcanwait.com.