“No text message is worth a life,” Marshall said. “But every day lives are being forever changed and families torn apart by someone texting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. With summer vacations ending and students preparing to head back to school, we are stepping up our efforts to help everyone understand how dangerous texting-while-driving truly is. We want texting and driving to be as socially unacceptable as drinking and driving and we are calling on others to join us in this effort.
“North Carolina lawmakers prohibited texting and driving three years ago,” said Gene Conti, North Carolina Secretary of Transportation. “But it still happens every day in every city across this state. AT&T’s ‘It Can Wait’ campaign is taking an important leadership role to help curb this epidemic that puts every driver or passenger at risk.”