Yesterday, AT & T brought their “It Can Wait” anti-distracted driving demonstration by Golden Valley High School in Merced. 500 or so seniors took part in the event, which found speakers stressing to students the importance of always exhibiting restraint when tempted to text at the wheel. Representatives of the local police department were also on hand to explain the results of the various enforcement efforts in place to root out texting and cellphone usage while driving. This year already, Merced PD has issued 214 cellphone citations to drivers, while another 39 people were fined for texting and driving. In addition, a handful of students were able to test out a texting simulator to see how their driving skills stacked up. Not surprisingly, driving ability was severely compromised.
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