As part of an ongoing campaign to highlight the dangers of texting while driving, AT&T’s in-vehicle, texting and driving simulator will make three stops in Virginia.
The three-day road show, will stop in Ashland, Roanoke and Falls Church, is part of AT&T’s nationwide “It Can Wait” initiative to curb texting while driving, especially among young drivers.
WHAT: AT&T will be bringing a texting and driving simulator to Patrick Henry High School to drive home an important message about keeping our roads and highways safer: texting while driving can lead to horrible consequences.
• Drivers who text behind the wheel are 23 times more likely to get into a crash.
• More than 1.2 million no-texting-while-driving pledges have been made at itcanwait.com and through Facebook, Twitter and live events.
WHO: State Sen. Stosch
DRIVE SMART Virginia Officials
Students and staff from Patrick Henry High School
WHERE: Patrick Henry High School
2449 Patrick Henry Rd, Ashland, VA
The event will be taking place near the football field – please sign in at the front office.
WHEN: March 20, 2013
10:00 a.m. media event with Sen. Stosch
VISUALS: Students experiencing the simulator
Sen. Stosch will be available to speak to media
Opportunity for newsrooms to use text and drive simulator
CONTACT: Gayle.email@example.com or 202-295-8775
“Too often people don’t realize how dangerous it is to look away from the road for just two seconds. It can be deadly.” Janet Brooking, Executive Director DRIVE SMART Virginia