AT&T will host a presentation on Texting and Driving at Amity High School Friday, Nov. 15.
The presentation will illustrate the disastrous consequences that flow from texting and using electronic devices while driving.
All seniors will view the presentation during session 2. All juniors will view the presentation during session 3.
AT&T is bringing its anti-texting and driving educational presentation – “It Can Wait” – to Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge tomorow. Juniors and seniors will learn about the dangers of distracted driving, and will watch a powerful documentary presented by AT&T.
AT&T launched the “It Can Wait” campaign in Connecticut to educate school communities and encourage students, parents and teachers to sign a pledge to not text and drive.
AT&T is committed to educating communities through its “It Can Wait” campaign, which has visited schools and events across Connecticut.
The It Can Wait movement is making a difference. One-in-three people who’ve seen the texting while driving message say they’ve changed their driving habits2, the campaign has inspired more than 2.5 million pledges never to text and drive. In fact, a ConnectSafely.org survey found that individuals who speak up can have a profound impact, particularly on teens.
- 78% of teen drivers say they’re likely not to text and drive if friends tell them it’s wrong or stupid.
- 90% say they’d stop if a friend in the car asked them to.
- 93% would stop if a parent in the car asked them to.
- 44% say that they would be thankful if a passenger complained about their texting while driving.
To take the pledge and get more information, visit www.ItCanWait.com.
Dignitaries Invited to the Presentation are:
Amity Regional High School school officials
State Senator Joseph Crisco Jr.
State Representative Themis Klarides
State Representative Paul Davis
State Representative James Maroney
State Representative Lezlye Zupkus
Kelly Wade Bettuchi, AT&T Connecticut External Affairs
Parents are advised that this presentation will be emotionally jarring. Parents and students may opt-out of the assembly.
Parents are asked to contact counselors if they would like to excuse their child from the assembly.