Students make safe driving pledge

By Denise Jackson

September 19, 2013 Updated Sep 19, 2013 at 7:37 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Some Illinois students made a pledge on Thusday that they hope others will follow and help save lives.

Members of the ag group Illinois FFA are teaming up with the Farm Bureau and AT&T for the "It Can Wait Campaign."

The campaign warns teenagers about the dangers of texting while driving. Students from around the state went online to take the pledge to ensure safe driving.

"I'm a senior in high school and I want to go to college and graduate from college. I want a good job and just have a bright future, taking this pledge will hopefully guarantee that I do not get in an accident," said Meghan Fitzgerald of Downs.

"I think it's a great campaign and it has good values. I think it can save lives and not only of the people that do text and drive but also bystanders out on the road" said August Schetter of Southern Illinois.

Campaign officials said so far more than 2.5 million people have taken the pledge to not text while driving.

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