Jayhawks pledge safety, support KU in “Don’t Text #Just Drive” campaign

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 in Campus News and News

The University of Kansas is one of seven state universities participating this fall in the “Don’t Text #Just Drive” campaign, a friendly competition sponsored by the Kansas Insurance Department that raises awareness about the perils of texting while driving.

“We think this is a great way to promote a worthy goal of saving lives,” says Ken Selzer, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance. “You pledge to not text and drive, you pick your school and you cast your vote. Alumni, supporters and students of these Kansas schools show their support for the campaign and participate in a friendly competition at the same time.”

KU will compete against Kansas State University, Wichita State University, Fort Hays State University, Pittsburg State University, Washburn University and Emporia State University. The number of pledges each school receives will be compared to its official fall 2016 enrollment to calculate a percentage. The winner will be announced during university athletic events this fall and winter.

Jayhawks can take the pledge by texting KU to 50555 (not while driving, of course) or by visiting engage.att.com/icwkansas. The competition ends Nov. 22.

More information can be found at ksinsurance.org/justdrive.

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