AZ drivers urged to take the 'It can wait' pledge today

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - In Tucson is it against the law to text and drive.  Today drivers are asked to join a national movement and make the pledge to not text and drive.

The 'It can wait' national movement is urging all Arizona drivers to take the no-texting-and-driving pledge and spread the word today.

AT&T and other wireless service providers have joined the movement.  According to the National Safety Council, texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be in an accident.

The goal of this campaign is to save lives and remind drivers that no text is worth risking their lives for.

For those who want to pledge to not text and drive, it's easy – just make sure they are off the road first.

Text ICWAZ, which stands for it can wait AZ to this number 464-329. You can also pledge online at .

Those who pledge are then encouraged to spread the word on social media with #ItCanWait.

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