Texting

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.
        
NOW, THEREFORE, THE LA COUNTY JUNIOR GOLF FOUNDATION does hereby proclaim

September 19, 2012 as:

 

“It Can Wait – No Texting While Driving
Pledge Day”

 

Mission Statement

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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