LA pushes ‘It Can Wait’ campaign to stop texting while driving

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A phone is held in a car. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

A phone is held in a car. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County officials will make a last push today for Angelenos to take a pledge never to text and drive.

   The county has proclaimed the day “It Can Wait – No Texting While Driving Pledge Day,” championed locally by Supervisor Michael Antonovich. The day represents the culmination of a nationwide educational campaign sponsored by AT&T and highlighting the dangers of texting while driving.

   More than 100,000 vehicle crashes annually are the result of texting behind the wheel. Teens in particular are a target of the campaign, as 75 percent of teens say texting while driving is “common” among their friends.

   Pledges can be made and more information, including a computer simulation of texting behind the wheel, can be found at www.itcanwait.com.

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