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Tulsa Joins National Anti-Texting while Driving Campaign

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Tulsa officials were on hand Thursday morning to kick-off the local chapter of an anti-texting while driving campaign.

Mayor Dewey Bartlett was joined by AT&T Oklahoma President Bryan Gonterman to launch the "It Can Wait Tulsa" public awareness program. Officials gathered at City Hall for the announcement.

"We all understand how dangerous it is," Bartlett said. "But we now have to bring that to action...texting while driving is dangerous."

Thursday morning's announcement coincides with It Can Wait's Drive4Pledges Day, which is an effort to gather pledges from people nationwide stating they will not text while behind the wheel, according to the event's release. The national It Can Wait movement is headed by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

The nationwide effort is expected to include more than 200 events around the country on Sept. 19, including the event in Tulsa.

Bartlett was joined by representatives from the Tulsa Regional Chamber, the Tulsa Police Department, Tulsa Public Schools and the Crime Prevention Network.

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