Illinois Lt. Gov. Takes No Texting While Driving Pledge

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon wants students to stop texting while driving.

Simon signed an “It Can Wait” pledge on Tuesday at a community college in southern Illinois. She was part of a ceremony to announce a statewide anti-texting while driving initiative with AT&T Illinois and the Illinois Department of Transportation. It was launched at John A. Logan College in Carterville.

Simon took the pledge ahead of the Sept. 19 “No Text on Board Pledge Day.” AT&T is asking drivers to promise never to text and drive again. IDOT is assisting with electronic highway signs reminding drivers not to text and drive.

The lieutenant governor says most community college students commute to classes and “need to understand the grave danger of texting while driving.”

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Online: http://www.itcanwait.com

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