Fort Myers Teen Drivers Experience Dangers of Texting Firsthand

by Carmen Dellutri on October 25, 2012

Naples car accident attorneyFort Myers teens recently participated in AT&T’s “Texting & Driving … It Can Wait” public awareness campaign. The program is designed to show young drivers just how dangerous sending a simple text message can be.

“One of the goals of the campaign is to make texting and driving as socially unacceptable as drinking and driving,” AT&T’s Michele Money-Carson told News-Press.com. “We hope to have the same affect on this generation.”

As we discussed last week, campaigns against drunk driving seem to be working among teens. Therefore, we are hopeful that efforts to raise awareness regarding distracted driving will be just as successful over time. Recent surveys show that as many as 75% of teens admit to texting behind the wheel.

To drive home the message, the AT&T campaign includes a moving, 12-minute video and the opportunity to use the driving and texting simulator. “The Last Text” video features real life stories of teens impacted by texting and driving accidents. Meanwhile, a virtual reality headset allows teens to experience firsthand how texting can impact their driving.

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