According to AT&T, teenagers text on average 60 times a day — and a lot of that texting happens behind the wheel of a car.
A survey conducted by the company found that while 97 percent of teens know that it’s dangerous to text and drive, almost half admit to doing it anyway.
That’s why AT&T has started an aggressive campaign to raise awareness called “Texting & Driving…It Can Wait.” A distracted driving simulator is part of that program.
Last Friday, AT&T brought the simulator to the campus of Stanton College Preparatory School in Jacksonville.
According to AT&T representatives, the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest days on the road for teen drivers.
Our Treasure Coast auto accident attorneys urge all Florida drivers to stay focused while driving.
An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
The law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, has provided legal assistance to car accident victims in South Florida and the Treasure Coast since 1975. The firm sponsors a Facebook campaign to help end distracted driving entitled Hang Up and Drive! We believe that distracted driving is a life-threatening behavior that can be stopped.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a distracted driver in Florida, call us today at (800) 299-8878 or fill out our convenient online contact form for a free consultation.