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AG Kilmartin, RIDOT, RISP and AT&T Bring the "Txting & Driving…It Can Wait" Public Awareness Campaign to Tollgate High School

Tollgate Principal Stephen Chrabaszcz to Demonstrate the Dangers with a Driving Simulator, 300 Seniors to Pledge to Not Text While Driving

On Thursday, October 17, 2013, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), the Rhode Island State Police (RISP) and AT&T will bring the "Txting & Driving… It Can Wait" public awareness campaign to Tollgate High School, where the senior class will sign a pledge to not text while driving.

The assembly will begin with Principal Stephen Chrabaszcz demonstrating a driving simulator that shows how much texting affects a driver's ability to maintain control of a vehicle. AG Kilmartin, Warwick Police Colonel Stephen M. McCartney, RIDOT, RISP and others will talk to the students about the dangers of distracted driving and share a powerful documentary on the topic. After the documentary, students will be asked to sign a pledge that they will not text while driving.

Media coverage is invited; photo opportunities will be available of the approximately 300 Tollgate High School seniors students signing the "pledge wall," promising not to text and drive, as well as of the driving simulator.

Who: Attorney General Kilmartin, Warwick Police Colonel; Stephen M. McCartney, RIDOTR, RI State Police and approximately 300 seniors from Tollgate High School

When: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Note: students will sign the pledge to not text and drive at approximately 10:40 a.m. The driving simulator is available for the media to use after the school assembly.)

Where: Tollgate High School, 575 Centerville Road, Warwick

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Department or agency: Department of the Attorney General

Online: http://www.riag.ri.gov/

Release date: 10-15-2013

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