THE LA COUNTY JUNIOR GOLF FOUNDATION holds the health and safety of its young adults as a chief concern; and Text messaging is the main mode of communication for most American teenagers with half of all teens sending between 21
and 70 texts a day; and 90% of American teenagers expect a reply to a text message within five minutes; and Texting takes one’s eyes off the road for an average of five seconds;
and In an AT&T survey, 43% of American teenage drivers admitted to texting while driving even though 97% know it is dangerous; and
A Virginia Tech Transportation Institute study showed those who send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to crash; and
A driver who sends a text message while driving not only jeopardizes his or her safety, but also the safety of passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers.
September 19, 2012 as:
“It Can Wait – No Texting While Driving
The Los Angeles County Junior Golf Program (LACJGP) exists to provide today’s youth with an opportunity to experience the game of a lifetime. Our County staff is committed to creating and maintaining a golf program geared to introducing youngsters to County facilities and exposing them to valuable life skills such as Respect, Integrity, Character and Honor (RICH).
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