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Your Views: Teens' text-and-drive pledge is a good way to stress safety
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I think the pledge to stay off the cell phone while driving is an awesome idea. Teens have heard many times that texting while driving is very dangerous but they often don't listen till it's too late.

Texting while driving is almost as bad as drinking and driving. People get focused on what to text back than the car in front of them. My sister learned the hard way not to text and drive; she totaled her car.

It helps me feel safer when I know that these teenagers will be watching out for me on the road and not their phone. When I start driving, I will take this pledge to keep others and myself safe.

Catherine Sartain
home-schooled student, Gainesville

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