|Published: 9:06 AM, 09/18/2013
||Last updated: 9:06 AM, 09/18/2013
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
Monroe County Mayor, Tim Yates,
announced that the Monroe County Commission passed a resolution on
Aug. 27 supporting the nationwide no-texting-while-driving movement.
The mayor and commission are supporting the Sept. 19 Drive 4 Pledges
Day in Monroe County and encourage wireless users in the county and
across Tennessee to take the "It Can Wait Pledge" to never text
"The message we want all drivers to
hear is 'No text is worth dying for,'" said Mayor Yates. "With
this resolution and other efforts, leaders across our county will be
working to get wireless users to take the pledge to never text and
drive on Sept. 19."
"Wireless service is an indispensable
part of all of our lives, but we all need to put down our phones when
we are driving and focus on the road," said Sen. Mike Bell. "I
want to thank Mayor Yates and commission for passing this resolution
and ask that all Monroe Countians take the pledge on Sept. 19."
"Many of us know someone whose life
has been affected by a texting while driving accident," said State
Rep. Jimmy Matlock. "If you use a wireless device, let me encourage
you to take the pledge never to text and drive and then ask your
friends and family to do the same. Let's make Sept. 19, 2013 the
day when everyone in our county joins together to end texting while
AT&T is urging all Americans to
pledge to stop texting and driving, and to join with others on
September 19 -- "Drive 4 Pledges Day" -- to make a lifelong
commitment to never do so again. The company is calling on all
drivers to go to www.ItCanWait.com to take the no-texting-and-driving
pledge - and then share their promise with others via Twitter (#ItCanWait) and Facebook.
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