LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The TTU Student Government Association will be partnering with AT&T in sponsoring a "No Texting and Driving" event that will take place during Homecoming weekend. The proclamation will be announced at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Red Raider Lounge in the Student Union Building, with Chancellor Kent Hance, Michael Shonrock and state Sen. Robert Duncan in attendance as special guests.
Already 20 states have made texting while driving illegal, with Texas being the only state that penalizes just school bus operators and novice drivers. According to the University of Utah, cell phone use while driving has as much of an effect on driver reaction time as blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent.
The Student Government Association and AT&T want to ensure our students are aware of the increased dangers of texting while driving, especially during this Homecoming weekend, when many students will be traveling on the road.
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