On September 19, 2012, American Senior High School hosted the “No texting & Driving” Pledge Rally. This initiative focuses on educating people – especially teens – about the dangers of texting and driving. The message is simple, yet vital: when it comes to texting and driving, it can wait.
Guest speakers included School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman, who spoke on the dangers of texting while driving; Miami-Dade County Public Schools Senior District Officials; and representatives from AT&T.
Each pledge made to never text while driving is a symbolic commitment to be part of a movement that helps everyone make safe choices with their wireless devices on the road. On average, teens send text messages five times more per day than a typical adult. That’s a lot of texting! Also, drivers that send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash. AT&T is partnering with teens to get the word out about the serious effect texting and driving could have on their friends, their loved ones and their future. No message is so urgent that it is worth diverting attention from the road and risking lives in the process. It Can Wait.