On Sept. 19, 2012 students from all 12 of Mobile County's public high schools participated in national No Text on Board Pledge Day. In the largest gathering of teens in the country, 11,425 students took a pledge not to text and drive. And parents now it is your turn.
Representative Victor Gaston and Mobile Mayor Sam Jones joined forces with AT&T Pioneers and MCPSS Superintendent Martha Peek to encourage students to wait to text if they are driving. The program at Baker High School was broadcast by live steam video in classrooms and auditoriums all over Mobile County. Organized and led by the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council, the broadcast reminded students of the dangers involved in texting and driving. After viewing The Last Text documentary, Mrs. Peek asked for a show of hands and students at all 12 schools responded.
National Pledge Day has come and gone but It is not too late to take the pledge. Simply access the pledge at http://go-att.us/dmyv or Facebook tab http://go-att.us/vyvu or Twibbon at http://go-att.us/4g8l. This is not just for students, this pledge is sfor all of us. So take the pledge not to text and drive.