EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSNO TEXTING PLEDGE
from Eyewitness News Online
Take The Pledge -- No Text Is Worth Dying For
Reported by: Teresa Higginbotham
Web Producer: Teresa Higginbotham
Reported: Aug. 15, 2012 10:48 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 15, 2012 12:53 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
WCHS and WVAH TV have asked you to take the no texting while driving pledge and join the “No Text Zone.”
Now a national company has launched its own campaign. AT&T encourages everyone to take the "No Texting On Board" pledge.
It’s a commitment that WCHS and WVAH are pushing on the local level. To participate in the local campaign, just visit our website at www.wchstv.com and click on “No Text Zone.” It’s easy to take the pledge. Just click a box on the site. Stickers can be obtained from any local sponsor, and the stickers can be placed on your car to show your participation in the program.
Meanwhile, the AT&T public awareness campaign is focused on a simple, powerful message: No text is worth dying for. The National Safety Council reports that more than 100,000 times each year, car crashes and countless people are hurt or killed because the driver was texting while driving.
West Virginia adopted a texting ban on July 1, 2012. If a driver is caught texting, the fines are $100 for first offense, $200 for second offense and $300 for third offense. Three points are assessed against the driver’s license on third and subsequent violations. Hands-free devices are allowed.
To join AT&T’s effort, log on to www.itcanwait.com to take the no texting and driving pledge. You also can share the promise with others via Twitter (#itcanwait) and Facebook.
AT&T asks you to join the effort Sept. 19 to make a lifelong commitment.
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