ANOKA, Minn. -- Each year in Minnesota, distracted driving is a factor in one in four crashes. Now a group of girl scouts from Blaine wants to change that.
Last week, they took their campaign to the Anoka-Hennepin Educational Service Center in Anoka to get drivers to stop texting. They have made wrist bands and thumb bands to get out their message.
They're targeting the families of middle school students, throughout District 11, with a petition. They're hoping to get signatures from 17,000 people pledging not to text and drive, according to Lindsay Anderson of Girl Scout Troop 12714.
"We counted all the cars and we counted all the people who we could see were using their phone and that was 36% of those people," said Anderson. "So there's a lot of people who are texting while driving. And the actual law states that it is illegal to text while you are part of any traffic."
Donations from the sale of the wrist bands will go toward their ultimate goal, which is to get road signs posted in Anoka County with the message - not to text and drive.
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