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November 13, 2013

Driving simulator teaches that texting while driving can wait

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NORMAN —

Norman North freshman Shawnie Laehn said she had asked her mom not to text and drive before and would continue to do so after attending the program.

The “It Can Wait” team emphasized that one text, only a few seconds, could change students’ lives and asked if a text message was worth loosing their lives over. Many Norman North students, like sophomore Chris Knight, pledged not to text and drive.

“For me, it’s just a matter of people getting their priorities straight,” Knight said.

To help drivers stop texting, AT&T has an app called DriveMode that provides a customizable auto-reply message, notifying a text message sender that the driver is busy driving and can’t respond.

To learn more about the “It Can Wait” program and the DriveMode app or to take the pledge not to text and drive, visit ItCanWait.com.

Katherine Parker

366-3541

kparker@normantranscript.com

 

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