Ballwin Police Joins AT&T for Don't Text and Drive Campaign
Ballwin's police department is asking drivers to pledge to not text and drive for No Text on Board Pledge Day.
Sept. 19 marks the inaugural No Text on Board Pledge Day. The Ballwin Police Department is combining efforts with AT&T for the "It Can Wait" campaign, urging drivers to pledge against texting and driving.
"There is no text message so important as to risk your life, so we hope everyone in Ballwin will support this effort and take the pledge," said Ballwin Police Chief Steve Schicker. "We applaud AT&T for its work to raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving, and we are proud to offer our support."
The National Safety Council reports more than 100,000 accidents occur each year involving texting and driving. A survey conducted by AT&T shows 75 percent of teens polled say texting and driving is "common" among their peers.
The pledge is available at ItCanWait.com.
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