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Wireless company, students work to stop texting and driving

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A major wireless company is working to stop texting and driving.

In an effort to increase local awareness of the dangers of texting while driving, AT&T has partnered with Cincinnati Public Schools, the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati to present a "Drive 4 Pledges" kickoff event on Monday.

The event provided the local premiere of "From One Second to the Next," a short documentary about texting and driving by internationally renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog.

Students had the opportunity to experience a texting while driving simulator and to take a pledge that they will never text while driving. They were also encouraged to help increase awareness that, when it comes to texting and driving, it can wait.

Individuals can now sign up at ItCanWait.com to get resources that will help them share their commitment on social media and personalize the movement on the streets of their communities on Thursday.

One-in-three people who've seen the texting while driving message say they've changed their driving habits. The campaign has inspired more than 2.5 million pledges never to text and drive and the recently launched "From One Second To The Next" documentary has received more than 2 million views since Aug. 8. 

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