Stories tagged with: It Can Wait

November 11, 2015 - 3:29pm
2 weeks 3 days ago

Distracted driving remains the leading cause of motor-vehicle crashes in the United States.

In today's age, our cellphones are one of our most valuable assets, but something as simple as sending a text while behind the wheel can come with risks. Studies show that drivers who use cellphones while driving are four times as more likely to get into a car accident, than drivers who pay attention on the road. Even though that text may seem important, AT&T said "It Can Wait," as...

April 3, 2014 - 4:55pm
1 year 34 weeks ago

In 2012 Ohio passed a law banning texting while driving, but nearly two years later it remains a serious problem. Whiz's Courtney Wheaton tells us about the latest effort to drive home the message that texting while driving is unacceptable.

"It is reported that more than a hundred thousand accidents are caused due to texting and driving and on Thursday people learned how to decrease that number."

As a part of Campus Safety Week at the OUZ -Zane State Campus members...

September 19, 2013 - 9:10pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

As a part of AT&T's It Can Wait Campaign, students gathered at the OUZ campus for National Drive 4 Pledges Day.

The program aims to have students all over the country sign a life time commitment vowing to never text while on the roadway. The campaign also wants to bring awareness to the dangers and consequences of texting while driving.

"You are 23 time more likely to be in an accident if you're texting and driving," said External Affairs Director for AT&T Ohio...

February 27, 2013 - 3:12pm
2 years 39 weeks ago

AT&T, AAA and the Ohio State Highway Patrol demonstrated during a school assembly that text messages should wait until after driving.

The assembly for 10th, 11th and 12th graders featured presentations and the screening of a ten-minute documentary called "The Last Text" . It shares real stories about lives altered or ended by the decision to text and drive. Then, students participated in a distracted driving simulator, providing actual in-vehicle experience of the dangers...

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