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Robinson High students join AT&T and community leaders by pledging to never drive distracted. No text is worth it. It Can Wait.

It Can Wait: Students and leaders make a pledge to end distracted driving

August 28, 2017

On Friday, August 25, students, district and community leaders gathered in Robinson High School’s auditorium to hear powerful messages about the dangers of distracted driving. With the help of AT&T’s It Can Wait campaign, students and adults pledged to never drive distracted.  

Principal Robert Bhoolai made a passionate plea to students, “I have signed this pledge and I promise to you that I will uphold this pledge every day of my life because it’s that important. We all have families at home. The goal is, we want all of you to get home to them.”

Drivers’ education students experienced a texting-while-driving virtual simulator, which uses state-of-the-art virtual reality technology to give drivers a firsthand look at the dangers of driving distracted.

According to the Annual Estimate of Cell Phone Crashes 2012 Report published by the National Safety Council, texting while driving was estimated to be involved in 200,000+ vehicle crashes in 2012, often involving injuries and deaths. That’s why AT&T has committed to putting an end to distracted driving through educating the public—especially teens.

As of December 2016, the movement achieved more than 15 million pledges from drivers to never drive distracted since 2010.

To learn more about Robinson High School, visit: http://robinsonhs.mysdhc.org/

For more information about AT&T’s It Can Wait campaign, visit: www.itcanwait.com

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