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Texting and Driving: It Can Wait

We have all seen the super depressing commercials where the person is holding a picture of their child or the words that a text message contained that ended their loved ones life. Texting and driving is a crucial issue, especially among college students. In fact, those who text while driving are 23 times more likely to be involved in a car accident.

It Can Wait is a campaign that most of us have heard about at some point, but AT&T is sponsoring a Texting While Driving Simulator that will be in the Business Building Atrium today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The simulator, which is like a mix of Mario Kart and Grand Theft Auto, gives you an opportunity to “drive” and face real life obstacles such as pedestrians, traffic lights, buildings, and other cars (sorry, no Lion Chariots though) all while trying to send text messages. This is all in honor of the “Drive 4 Pledges Day” which aims at having as many people as possible to take the pledge to not text and drive.

Be sure to stop by the Business Building and chat about It Can Wait and the dangers or texting and driving. Also, stop texting and walking; everyone seems to be really bad at that as well.

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Mara Kern

Mara is a senior majoring in public relations with a minor in business. She is from Cranberry Twp., PA and enjoys blogging, cats, tweeting, and not wanting to graduate.

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