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SC Highway Patrol Kicks Off No Texting Campaign

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W8 2 TXT Campaign Shows Students The Dangers Of Distracted Driving W8 2 TXT Campaign Shows Students The Dangers Of Distracted Driving
PIEDMONT, S.C. -

Wait to text. That's the life-saving message behind a new campaign by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and Subway.

Friday, troopers let students at Woodmont High School in Piedmont run through their distracted driving demonstration in the school's parking lot.

Troopers say distracted driving is a major safety risk on our roads. Text messaging is by far the most alarming distraction.

"Everyday 11 young people die on our highways in the United States because of distracted driving or some other issue behind the wheel," said Lance Corporal Bill Rhyne of the Highway Patrol. "We want to bring that number down to 0.  We don't want any of our young people dying on our highways, it's our future."

Friday, students also signed a pledge, saying they will wait to text, until they are no longer behind the wheel. You can show your support for the W8 2 TXT by picking up a bracelet from Subway

High school students can also participate in an online W8 2 TXT Pledge High School Competition at SUBWAYW82TXT.com. Winning schools, based on student participation, will be awarded a $500 grant for safety programs and a sub party.  

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