Texting while driving is a dangerous activity. And people at the University of South Carolina experienced this reality firsthand, thanks to AT&T’s “No Text on Board, It Can Wait” campaign, ABC Columbia reported.

AT&T invited students to go on a 3-D driving excursion using a simulator. During this ride, drivers receive texts on a smartphone attached to the simulator. This way, they can fully understand the risks involved when they’re distracted by texts while their vehicle is in motion.

The simulator made its point to many of the drivers who took part in the demonstration. This is good news, because too many people die or are severely injured due to distracted driving. The National Safety Council estimates that more than 100,000 automobile collisions occur because of texting each year.

AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign is designed to educate the public, especially young drivers, and persuade people not to text while operating a motor vehicle.

Need Legal Help?

Car accidents happen for a lot of reasons. Texting while behind the wheel is often a recipe for some of the worst distracted driving collisions.

Our South Carolina car accident attorneys at Joye Law Firm understand that no matter the cause, a car crash can have physical, emotional and financial consequences for all involved. We’re ready to fight for your rights if you or someone you love is the victim of a motor vehicle collision. Contact us for a free consultation at 877-941-2615 or fill out our convenient online form today.

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Mark Joye is the Head of the Litigation Department at the Joye Law Firm. A Board-Certified Trial Advocate with nearly 30 years of litigation experience, he currently serves on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice and is a past president of the South Carolina Association for Justice. In a recent trial, Joye headed a trial team that secured $17 million for a family killed in a tractor-trailer accident.

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