Taking the pledge

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From the La Cañada Valley Sun

More than 100 teens and adults made a pledge at La Cañada High to not text messages on their cellphones while driving as the “X the TXT” campaign bus stopped by the high school campus Friday evening.

Allstate Insurance’s “X the TXT” campaign truck, a national campaign designed to make teenagers and their parents pledge they won’t text while driving, has been touring the nation, stopping by at La Cañada High during the La Cañada Classic, a high school boys’ basketball tournament.

“What this is, is a support of teen safety,” said Robert Feldman, an Allstate agent in La Crescenta who was at the site. “A teen is 20 times more likely to be in a serious accident while driving than when not.”

Pledgers were asked to dab their thumbs in blue ink and place a thumbprint on the banner to promote awareness of the dangers of texting while driving on Friday evening. Photos of the participants were posted on facebook.com/thumbsuppledge.

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Written by Seth Amitin

December 21, 2009 at 6:40 pm

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