Attorney General Luther Strange reminds Alabamians not to text and drive

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange issued a statement on Wednesday reminding residents to not text and drive.

“As the chief law enforcement officer in Alabama, I want to take this opportunity to remind you about the dangers of texting and driving,” he said. “Texting and driving puts yourself and everyone on the road in danger. It’s dangerous, and it’s against the law in Alabama. Over half a million people are injured and thousands die every year due to distracted driving.”

Strange joined forced with U-Haul and the University of Alabama at Birmingham in June of 2013 to begin the “Arrive Alive: Stop the Texts, Stop the Wrecks!” program.

The program aims to increase awareness of the dangers presented by texting and driving.

A Public Service Announcement on the campaign can be viewed by clicking here.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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