St. Louis County Reportedly Targets Teen Texting While Driving

The St. Louis County Council and AT&T are both working this week to stop teens from texting while driving with the No Text on Board Pledge, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis County Council passed a resolution Tuesday night designating Wednesday as No Text on Board Pledge Day. Teen drivers are being asked to take the pledge against texting while driving, which AT&T is spearheading.

There is even a Facebook page dedicated to the No Text on Board Pledge.

According to the Post article, the move is a reaction to a new study that shows peer pressure plays a role in teen texting while driving because teens expect a quick response back from friends when they send a message. The study reportedly also inidcated that texting while driving teens are 23 times more likely to cause a crash, according to the Post.

The article also states that AT&T visiting schools throughout the St. Louis area this week asking students to take the No Text on Board Pledge.

Rahib September 19, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Non-texting drivers should have the legal right to run texting drivers off the road.


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