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Representative Donna Lichtenegger urges drivers to not text on the roadways

Oct 02, 2012 -- 12:26pm


Texting is a growing epidemic in the country and is creating new dangers on our roadways.  State Representative Donna Lichtenegger is encouraging the residents in her district, the 157th, to join AT&T in the “It Can Wait” campaign.  She is calling on drivers to pledge not to text while driving and encourage others to do the same.  A ban was put in place in 2009 prohibiting anyone under 21 years old to text while operating a vehicle.  Lichtenegger tells KZIM-KSIM even older drivers are being affected. Statistics show 96-percent of teens know the danger of texting but 43-percent admit they still do it.  75-percent say their friends commonly text while driving.  Lichtenegger urges you to visit to pledge today.

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