DA, AT&T take aim at distracted driving

Associated Press / June 13, 2011

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WOBURN — The Middlesex district attorney’s office and AT&T are working together on a program aimed at educating drivers, especially teenagers, on the danger of texting while driving.

The “It Can Wait’’ campaign includes a documentary produced by AT&T featuring stories from people whose lives have been altered by texting while driving.

AT&T has been working with community leaders around the country on similar educational programs. The first program will be presented today for students at Woburn High School.

Middlesex District Attorney Gerard T. Leone Jr. and David Mancuso, AT&T regional vice president, are scheduled to speak at the event. Students will be asked to sign a pledge stating that they will not text and drive.

AT&T began the It Can Wait campaign in March 2010. So far, more than 21,600 people have taken the pledge.