Dangers of Text Messaging and Driving
Watch AT&T's 10-minute documentary titled "The Last Text," featuring stories of real
individuals whose lives have been adversely affected by texting behind the wheel, and
other videos from AT&T's "It Can Wait Campaign" in this playlist.
Text and Drive Facts
Those who send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash¹. Watch our latest :30-second
PSAs below to see how drastic the effects of texting behind the wheel can be.¹Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Research
"Distracted driving is an epidemic, particularly among teens who are confident in their ability to text
or talk while driving. Of the 5,500 people killed last year due to distracted driving, the largest
proportion of fatalities occurred among young people under the age of 20. I hope teens will take
this powerful video to heart and realize that when you're behind the wheel, no text message or
phone call is worth the risk." ? Ray LaHood, U.S. Secretary of Transportation
"Given that texting impacts youth on many levels, including distracted driving, Family and
Consumer Sciences students across the nation are using FCCLA's Families Acting for Community
Traffic Safety (FACTS) program to combat texting while driving as one of its program units, and the
AT&T "The Last Text" documentary is an excellent fit with FCCLA's FACTS program." ? Michael L.
Benjamin, M.P.H., CAE, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
"The National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) Coalition is honored to support AT&T's
documentary, "The Last Text." It sends such important messages that we've developed a
complementary Community Viewing Toolkit to provide materials and resources for youth
peer-to-peer and community education efforts. NOYS encourages youth and youth organizations to
use this documentary to educate teens and communities about the risks of texting while driving.
We're grateful to the families who shared their personal stories and to AT&T for their leadership in
supporting education efforts to prevent texting while driving." ? Sandra Spavone, NOYS