The rise of smartphones, social media and other forms of quick communication with words has given rise to a new hazard: people who believe they can text and drive at the same time.
No one is good at it and it continues to cause accidents.
With that in mind AT&T and Governors State University are hosting an event 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Hall of Governors, 1 University Parkway, as part of the It Can Wait Campaign. Students and attendees will be asked to pledge never to text and drive again.
A simulator will be available for people see how detrimental the distraction can be while driving can be in a controlled environment.
Local government and university officials will be at the event, as well as AT&T staff.
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