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USAA launches tour to curb texting while driving
By Insure.com staff

USAA launched a nationwide tour to more than 10 military installations to demonstrate the dangers of texting and driving.

The tour, an extension of AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign, features a simulator that demonstrates the impact of texting on driving ability. Texting, for instance, takes a driver's eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. That's like driving the length of a football field at 55 mph blindfolded.

USAA will encourage members and employees to take the "It Can Wait" pledge to not text and drive. Earlier this year 6,500 USAA employees took the pledge.

Distracted driving killed 3,331 people and injured about 387,000 nationwide in 2011, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

USAA provides insurance, banking, investment and retirement products and services to 9.6 million members of the U.S. military and their families.

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