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Stop texting while driving

AT&T is urging all Americans to pledge to stop texting while driving in the “It Can Wait” campaign, and then to join with others Sept. 19 to make a lifelong commitment to never do so again.

“We’re challenging everyone in Kentucky to take the pledge to never text and drive, and to make it a lifelong commitment,” said AT&T Kentucky State President Mary Pat Regan. “And we’re challenging all device makers and app developers to offer devices that come pre-loaded with a no-textand drive technology solution.”

“Distracted driving is an epidemic on our roadways, and we need people all across America to take action in their communities to help put a stop to it,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.

More than 100,000 times each year, a vehicle crashes and people are injured or die while a driver was texting and driving, said AT&T Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson, citing a statistic from the National Safety Council.

The no-texting pledge can be found at www.itcanwait.com.

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