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Distracted driving initiative starts

Updated: 08/27/2013 5:53 AM
Created: 08/27/2013 3:12 AM WHEC.com

News10NBC will learn details about "URthatdistracting," a new distracted driving initiative during a news conference on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Irondequoit High School.

Officials at 24 districts will announce the new effort to prevent distracted driving. Local schools include Victor, Churchville Chili, East Rochester and Brockport.

According to the "URthatdistracting" website, talking on your phone behind the wheel quadruples your risk of a crash. A new survey from the centers for disease control also shows more than four in 10 teens used a hand held device while behind the wheel in the last 30 days.

Click here to find out more information and sign the pledge to ask "Are you driving?" every time you call or text.



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