FAU Students Learn The Dangers of Texting And Driving Thanks To AT&T

fau texting while driving AT&T

AT&T’s Texting While Driving simulator was on campus at FAU, where students experienced how dangerous texting and driving can be.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — AT&T Thursday placed students in the front seat of its “texting while driving” simulator to find out just what can happen when you’re texting while driving.

The simulation was part of FAU’s annual safety fair focusing on the perils that come with being a student — as well as a Floridian — ranging from drug and alcohol use to hurricane preparedness.

The texting-while-driving simulator is part of the “It Can Wait” movement, launched by AT&T in 2010. The program has led to more than 5 million pledges from drivers who promise (or at least claim) that they’ll never text and drive, more than a half million “it can wait” tweets, and more than a million downloads of the AT&T “drive mode” app which silences texts while a car is in motion.

The “It Can Wait” movement also launched the “hashtag” #X which tells others that you’ll be back but won’t text, tweet or Facebook while you’re driving.

Putting down the phone when you’re behind the wheel isn’t only a good idea, it’s the law in Florida. Texting while driving is illegal.


----------------------------------------LYFT PROMO CODE--------------------------------------
Use our Lyft promo code BNN123 for substantial discounts for your first Lyft rides. Enter the code in your app, or just click here.

---------------------------ABOUT BOCANEWSNOW.COM-----------------------

BocaNewsNow.com is the leading hyper-local news website based in and serving Boca Raton, Florida and South Palm Beach County. Our pages have been visited millions of times over our five year history of reporting, providing opinion and snark.

This is not a "mug shot" website. Arrest reports and mugshots are provided by law enforcement officials under Florida Statute. While we review all requests for removal, we are not obligated to remove reports that are a part of the public record.

When removal is appropriate, we do so at no charge. We do not accept payment for mugshot or arrest report deletion.

We remind our readers that an arrest is an accusation. Guilt or innocence is determined in a court of law. Email us at news (at) bocanewsnow.com or telephone 561-419-9520.

All Content Copyright © 2017 MetroDesk Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.