Teenagers in Dalton, Georgia, are uniting against texting while driving after a fatal accident killed a local high school student. The students are currently traveling across the state of Georgia to spread the word about the dangers of texting. The group includes a teacher who was instrumental in getting the state to ban texting while driving two years ago. One of the students speaking out is the sister of a teenager who was killed in a fatal accident while he was texting a friend in 2009.
Motor vehicle accidents in Georgia can be caused by inclement driving conditions, drunk driving or distracted driving. One of the more common causes of a car accident, though, may be the use of cell phones behind the wheel. Recently, the Dalton Police Department completed a survey of driver's cell phone use on three local streets.