Texting while driving continues to be a leading cause in highway fatalities among young people.
A safety campaign continues in local high schools to raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving.
About 270 students at South Kingstown High School signed a “pledge wall” on Thursday, promising to refrain from texting and driving.
The “It Can Wait” campaign is a national effort fronted by AT&T and headed locally by the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office in partnership with the Department of Transportation.
More boys are dropping out of school than girls, and the disparity is greater in Rhode Island and Connecticut than anywhere else in the country, according to a new report from the Federal Department of Education.