Reporting Mary Bubala
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CATONSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — The Orioles’ Chris Davis is crushing them out of the ballpark. And with another big game on tap Thursday night, Davis drove home a huge message about texting and driving to area high school students.
Mary Bubala has the story.
Chris Davis gets a huge reception at Catonsville High School. Students so excited to see the Orioles first baseman up close after Wednesday night’s amazing game, where he went four-for-four, including two homers.
But before Davis took the stage, it got serious as students were shown a video about the dangers of texting and driving.
Davis came to the school to drive home the message, and Mix 106.5‘s Reagan Warfield helped field questions.
“I remember what is was like when I was dating girls, and I was like, ‘I’ve got to text her back,’” Davis said. “You don’t want them to feel you are neglecting them, but the truth of the matter is no text is worth your life.”
Drivers who text behind the wheel are 23 times more likely to get in a crash.
Davis signed a no-texting pledge, which the students had already signed onto.
“For him being here for a good reason just makes everything better,” a student said.
“I think a lot of people don’t see it as a big problem as it really actually is,” said another student.
“I think it’s just a good reminder to know, like they say, it can wait. There is no text message worth losing your life over,” Davis said.
More than a million students have signed AT&T’s no-texting while driving pledge across the nation.