Texting While Driving, It's Not Worth It

Today is AT&T's 'No Text on Board' pledge day and the Campbell City Council recognized the effort at Tuesday's meeting.

AT&T is proclaiming today, Sept. 19 as "No Texting While Driving Pledge Day."

From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., AT&T will be hosting an event that includes a "Texting While Driving" simulator at San Jose City Hall.

"No one has lasted more than 90 seconds," said AT&T spokesman Randy Okamura.

According to AT&T, texting is the preferred means of communications for teens, with each sending between 21 and 70 texts per day. In a survey conducted by AT&T, 43 percent of teens said they have texted while driving although 97 percent of them said they knew it was dangerous.

The Campbell City Council made a proclamation at Tuesday night's city council meeting, recognizing AT&T's efforts to help combat texting while driving. 

More than a dozen Prospect High School students were in the audience Sept. 19, and Campbell Mayor Mike Kotowski addressed them during his proclamation.

"An automobile is a privilege but you have a responsibility," Campbell Mayor Mike Kotowski said to the dozen or so Prospect High School students in the audience. "You need to keep your hands on the wheel."

To sign the pledge, click here.


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