Narragansett students pledge to not text and drive

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NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) – Students are learning the dangers of using their cell phones behind the wheel.

On Friday, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin brought his “It Can Wait” campaign to Narragansett High School for the first time.

Kilmartin is urging all students to say no to snapping selfies, posting pictures, and updating statuses while driving

Students signed a pledge to not text and drive.

Now in its fourth year, Attorney General Kilmartin is once again joining with Rhode Island State Police, the RI Department of Transportation, and AT&T to bring the “It Can Wait” campaign to schools throughout the Ocean State.

According to data recently released by AT&T, 62-percent of drivers keep their smartphones within easy reach when driving. Nearly four in 10 smartphone users admit to tapping into social media while behind the wheel, almost three in 10 search the web, and one in 10 even video chat while driving.

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