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Posted: Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:18AM

Day dedicated to stopping texting and driving

Cops want you to put down the phone and drive.  Today is national "Drive 4 Pledges Day."

Authorities are asking people to promise to stop texting and driving.

"It's about saving lives," Louisiana State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson said.  "Today's about changing a culture."

He says way too many people think they can read and write messages on their phones while they are behind the wheel.  Troopers alone has written more than one-hundred tickets this month for violations of the law that bans texting and driving.

"We are going to continue that enforcement effort because it is important," Edmonson insisted.

He says distracted driving is a major cause of crashes.

Police and phone service providers are asking people to pledge to never read or send text while driving.

They have a website where people can make the pledge as part of the "It Can Wait" campaign.

Click here to see the site...

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