Anti-texting and driving campaign kicks off in Hackettstown

EDISON - In response to the growing problem of texting and driving, Hackettstown High School has partnered with local police and AT&T for an awareness campaign.

'No Text On Board Pledge Day' is a national campaign reminding drivers that no text message is worth a life. Students were also reminded not to send a text message to someone who is behind the wheel and never take pictures or record video while driving.

Students were shown video testimonies from kids who survived accidents caused by distracted driving and the last text they received before the crash.

The National Safety Council says more than 100,000 car crashes a year involve drivers who are texting. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute says texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be in an accident.

For more information about the campaign, visit the It Can Wait Program webpage.

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