SIU asks students to avoid texting while driving


Producer - Manda Barger
Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

CARBONDALE, Ill. - It's no secret that texting while driving can be dangerous.

While 97-percent of teenagers agree it is hazardous, 43-percent admit to doing it.

That's why people at AT&T and Southern Illinois University asked students to pledge never to text while driving.

It's part of national push to show how dangerous distracted driving is and get motorists to put down their phoned.

Thursday, Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson kicked off a statewide "It can wait" campaign in Frankfort.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet also wants people to sign a pledge to never text while driving.