Approximately 250 students attended the “It Can Wait” assembly held at Tappan Zee High School in Orangeburg on Friday, May 17. NY State Senator David Carlucci, Sgt. James Sullivan from Orangetown Police Department, AT&T and other community members were also in attendance.
A moving documentary, “Last Text,” was shown which recounts stories from family members who have lost loved ones and teens involved in accidents as a result of texting while driving. Statistics show the 100 deadliest days for US teen drivers if from Memorial Day to Labor Day and the issue of texting while driving is near epidemic proportions. AT&T’s It Can Wait program is being joined by Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile for their special ad campaign this summer.
After the assembly students tried an online texting while driving simulator that provides a safe way for teens to experience texting and driving to see how quickly they can be distracted.