W82TXT (Wait to Text) is a community awareness campaign, to encourage drivers not to text while behind the wheel. News 8 and our partners are asking everyone to the pledge to W82TXT and "Tell 8" friends to join them.
Texting while driving is the most dangerous form of distracted driving. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says drivers who text, are six times more likely to cause an accident than intoxicated drivers. This scary statistic is perhaps because when texting, the driver’s steering capability goes down 91%.
News 8’s W82TXT partners include The Haymond Law Firm, McDermottt Auto Group, North Haven Auto Body, and Town Fair Tire.
Visit www.wtnh.com to find out how you can join the campaign. W82TXT and help save someone’s life… maybe even your own.