TxDOT & AT&T It Can Wait Partner to Bring Virtual Reality Distracted Driving Experience to Houston


Contact: Deidrea George

Phone: (713) 802-5072

Date: April 12, 2018


When:

Monday, April 16
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Where:

Northside High School gymnasium
1101 Quitman St.
Houston, TX 77009

Media:

TxDOT’s “Heads up, Texas” campaign in partnership with AT&T It Can Wait will bring a distracted driving virtual reality experience on-site to demonstrate the impact of distracted driving. TxDOT representatives will be available for interviews from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

HOUSTON — In recognition of National Distracted Driving Month, the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its “Heads up, Texas” campaign to remind drivers that their undivided attention to the road could save a life.

Partnering with AT&T It Can Wait, TxDOT aims to change distracted-driving behaviors that last year resulted in 100,687 crashes, 444 deaths, and 2,889 serious injuries. With state legislation passing a texting-while-driving ban effective Sept. 1, 2017 – making it illegal to read, write or send a text while driving in Texas – TxDOT and AT&T It Can Wait will bring a virtual reality distracted driving experience to 19 cities in Texas this April to educate and connect with local communities.

For media inquiries, contact TxDOT’s Houston District Public Information Officer, Deidrea George at  (713) 802-5072.

For all media inquiries related to AT&T It Can Wait and smartphone distracted driving, please contact Diane Brandon, Diane.Brandon@att.com, or call (214) 850-0563.

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