WASHINGTON, D.C. - AT&T is stepping up efforts to stop people from texting while driving. The company has started a 30-day push to get drivers across the country to take the no-texting-and-driving pledge.
The push is an extension of the company's 'It can wait' anti-texting-while-driving campaign launched in 2009.
AT&T is encouraging customers to download a free app. When the app is enabled it automatically sends a message to people texting you, letting them know you're concentrating on driving.
The national transportation safety board says every year there are more than 100,000 car crashes involving people driving and texting. And teens are especially at risk since they're inexperienced drivers and among the heaviest of those who text.
To take the no-texting-and-driving pledge or to download the drive mode app, visit itcanwait.com .
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