Secretary of State Travels State to Send Anti-Texting and Driving Message to Young Drivers 

Students at Hampden Academy are pledging to not text and drive.Secretary of State Charles Summers and representatives from AT&T spoke about the dangers of texting and driving at a school assembly Thursday.”It Can Wait” is AT&T’s national anti-texting and driving campaign.It was launched two years ago. So far more than 21-thousand people have signed the pledge.Authorities say traffic accidents are the number one cause of death among teenagers.Summers is encouraging parents to lead by example to get the message across.”I think we need to put that effort and enthusiasm on the whole distracted driving issue to let people know it’s not okay to do it, it’s every bit as dangerous as alcohol,” he said.Summers says he and AT&T will present this assembly at different schools throughout the state.