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TxDOT & AT&T IT CAN WAIT PARTNER TO BRING VIRTUAL REALITY DISTRACTED DRIVING EXPERIENCE TO HOUSTON
News Release
Friday, April 13, 2018

Heads up, Texas” campaign aims to educate Texans on statewide law, dangers of distracted driving

HOUSTON — In recognition of National Distracted Driving Month, the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its “Heads up, Texas” campaign to remind drivers that their undivided attention to the road could save a life.

Partnering with AT&T It Can Wait, TxDOT aims to change distracted-driving behaviors that last year resulted in 100,687 crashes, 444 deaths and 2,889 serious injuries. With state legislation passing a texting-while-driving ban effective Sept. 1, 2017 – making it illegal to read, write or send a text while driving in Texas – TxDOT and AT&T It Can Wait will bring a virtual reality distracted driving experience to 19 cities in Texas this April to educate and connect with local communities.

For media inquiries contact TxDOT Houston District Public Information Officer, Deidrea George at (713) 802-5072.

For all media inquiries related to AT&T It Can Wait and smartphone distracted driving, please contact Diane Brandon, Diane.Brandon@att.com, or call (214) 850-0563.

The TxDOT information contained in this report represents reportable data collected from the Texas Peace Officer's Crash Report (CR-3). This information was received and processed by the department as of February 20, 2018.

WHEN:

9:30-10:30 a.m., Monday, April 16

WHERE:                      

Northside High School (gymnasium)

1101 Quitman St.

Houston, TX 77009

 

MEDIA:

 

TxDOT’s “Heads up, Texas” campaign in partnership with AT&T It Can Wait will bring a distracted driving virtual reality experience on site to demonstrate the impact of distracted driving. TxDOT representatives will be available for interviews from 9:30-10:30 a.m.




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