SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today, Common Sense Media CEO James Steyer issued the following statement regarding AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign to end texting while driving:
"Common Sense Media is pleased to support AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign to end texting while driving. As our research confirmed, most teenagers have their own cell phones, and two-thirds of teens text every day. This makes it especially important to teach them not to text while driving, and for parents to model this behavior as well. Today we join AT&T in their national day of action and encourage teens, parents, and educators to sign the "No Text on Board" pledge at www.itcanwait.com and tell their friends and family to do the same. No text is worth the risk of losing your life, or endangering someone else's. Common Sense Media applauds AT&T for promoting safe and healthy behavior among young people and working to put an end to this dangerous practice."
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