N.Y. – In an effort to educate the public, particularly the increased number of
teens behind the wheel during summer months, about the dangers of texting and
driving local officials, the Tri-City ValleyCats and AT&T employees have
joined together to organize a four-day “It Can Wait” anti-texting-while driving-campaign.
the mid-point in the summer for the 100 deadliest days for U.S. teen drivers,
the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day,” said Marissa Shorenstein,
AT&T New York president.
began Thursday and will continue through to Sunday. Each location received a
special appearance by the ValleyCats and featured online driving
simulators. The online simulator is
available free to the public at www.itcanwaitsimulator.org.
were encouraged to take a public pledge to never text message while drive again
from Wynantskill also attended Saturday's event at the 307 Troy Road location,
encouraging the public to take the pledge and holding a food drive.
campaign's big finish will begin at 4 p.m. and continue until the end of
Sunday's ValleyCats game against Hudson Valley. Local officials and the
ValleyCats mascot will be available with three wheel/pedal driving simulators
near the front gate of the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium.