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Ky. Gov. urges residents to pledge not to text and drive


Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has announced a campaign to encourage Kentuckians to pledge to abstain from texting while driving.

The initiative is a partnership among the Governor's Office, Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Kentuckians for Better Transportation and AT&T.  Window cling decals featuring the message "No Text on Board" will be affixed to Kentucky state vehicles across the Commonwealth, including those of state law enforcement. Motorists also will see "don't text and drive" messages on electronic sign boards along state highways.

"Our goal is to save lives," Gov. Beshear said. "It is critical that Kentuckians learn about the dangers of texting while driving, and abstain from doing it.  I have taken the pledge to never text and drive, and I encourage Kentuckians everywhere to join me. When you are driving, don't text-- it can wait."

Gov. Beshear also signed a proclamation stating that October 10 is "Don't Text and Drive Day" in Kentucky.  The Governor asked all state employees to join him in taking the pledge not to text and drive.

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