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North Cobb High Community Pledges to X the TXT

KENNESAW, GA -- Texting is one of the most dangerous distractions facing drivers today, particularly among teenagers -- and car crashes are the number one killer of teens.

On Monday, Nov. 8, students, faculty and staff at North Cobb High School in Kennesaw joined more than 80,000 Americans who have pledged not to text and drive through Allstate's X the TXT campaign. They added their thumbprints to a pledge banner as a symbol of their promise.

Thumb bands given to participants serve as daily reminders to put their cell phones down while behind the wheel and stay focused on the road.

The participants were also asked to view and sign a totaled vehicle that was involved in a collision caused by a teenager who was texting and driving.

The event was hosted by the Lincoln-Wells Allstate Agency (3380 Trickum Road, #1300-102, Woodstock, 30188). John and Nancy Wells addressed students about the dangers of driving while distracted.

According to a recent Allstate Foundation study, 49% of teen drivers admit to being extremely distracted by texting and instant messaging while driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that driver distraction contributes to 25% of all police-reported traffic crashes.


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