For more information, contact:Sarah BriggsAT&T Public Affairs614email@example.com POLL FINDS 43 PERCENT OF TEENS ADMIT TO TEXTING & DRIVING AT&T campaign educating drivers on dangers of texting while drivingGovernor Kasich to sign House Bill 99 on Friday to prohibit texting while driving in OhioCOLUMBUS, Ohio, May 31, 2012 — Take out your wireless device and read the last text message youreceived. Would reading or responding to that text while driving be worth risking a car accident orinjury? Chances are, that text message could wait.That’s why AT&T applauds the efforts of the Ohio legislature – specifically RepresentativesDamschroder and Garland, as well as Governor Kasich – on their efforts to pass and sign into lawHouse Bill 99, the statewide texting while driving ban. AT&T is working to educate all wireless users,but especially teen drivers, that when it comes to texting and driving, it can and should wait. AT&T’s―Texting & Driving… It Can Wait‖ campaign seeks to raise awareness about the severity of the issueand activate all mobile users to be a part of the solution.Ohio House Bill 99 includes a provision to ban individuals who are less than 18 years old from usingany electronic communication device while driving, except in case of an emergency. The legislationalso requires that driver education courses include instruction on the dangers of texting while driving.―Many people find it difficult to admit how big a risk they are taking every time they take their eyes offthe road,‖ said Tom Pelto, President of AT&T Ohio. ―But the reality is, they are risking not only their ownlives, but the lives of others every time they send or read a text while driving. It is a serious issue thathas a simple solution: it can wait.‖AT&T recently released a survey that demonstrates just how significant the texting and driving issue isamong teenagers. Key Findings: 75 percent of teens say texting while driving is very dangerous – but 43 percent admit to doing so.