MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (WTVR) – About 500 area high school students took a pledge Friday that could save lives.
The senior class at Cosby High School got a quick course on the dangers of texting and driving from the CBS 6 W82TEXT team, including Beat the Traffic reporter Amanda Meadows.
A recent AT&T study found while 97 percent of teenagers know texting and driving isn’t safe, 43 percent still do it.
W82TEXT is a grassroots effort aimed at spreading the word about the growing danger, especially to younger drivers. CBS 6 and Emroch and Kilduff teamed up in 2011 to raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. [BONUS" Click here to take the W82TEXT pledge]
Additionally, CBS 6 will air W82TEXT special on Sept. 20.