Diamondbacks urge folks not to text and drive

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by Tami Hoey

azfamily.com

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 25 at 6:34 AM

PHOENIX --  The Arizona Diamondbacks, Luis Gonzalez and AT&T are urging all drivers to take the no-texting-and-driving pledge.

Thursday marks "National Drive 4 Pledges" Day. Before the Diamondbacks took on the Dodgers, a pledge drive outside Chase Field was held to raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving.

Arizona drivers across the state are encouraged to text "ICWAZ" (which stands for It Can Wait AZ) to 464-329 or visit ItCanWait.com to take the pledge on this day.

Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, as well as more than 200 organizations, have joined the It Can Wait movement.

A new documentary has also been released focusing on the issue, You can watch it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BqFkRwdFZ0

According to the National Safety Council, more than 100,000 times each year, a car crashes and people are injured or die because a driver was texting and driving. In addition, texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be in an accident.

The goal of this campaign is to save lives," says Scott Huscher, an AT&T spokesman." “No text is worth dying for. It can wait.”

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