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Students sign car as pledge to avoid texting while driving

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Hundreds of Moline High School students promised to avoid texting and driving, by signing a car, at an event highlighting the dangers of distracted driving.

The car was part of a special program held May 7, 2014 at Moline High School.  The program is aimed at helping the teens understand the consequences of texting while driving.  About 800 students were expected to sign the car.

Students who signed the pledge car each got a coupon good for buy one-get one free tickets to Monster Jam at iWireless Center.  The car they signed will be crushed, to symbolize crushing the habit of texting and driving, on opening night of Monster Jam.

Monster Jam was set for Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18, 2014 at iWireless Center in Moline.

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