Seventeen and AAA Team Up Against Texting and Driving

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There have been many recent campaigns against driving while texting, and now Seventeen magazine and AAA are joining the fight, asking teens to turn off their phones for an entire day on September 17.

The idea behind the Two-Second Turnoff Day is this: It only takes two seconds to shut your phone off, the same amount of time it takes to check your texts. Instead of putting yourself in danger, Seventeen and AAA want you to take part in your safety.

By now you know that texting while driving isn't a good combo, but a new nationwide survey of 2,000 teens shows that 86 percent of teens have driven while distracted from food, phones or the radio. USA Today also reports that 9 out of 10 teens "continue to drive distracted even when they recognize the dangers of doing so."

If you want to go the extra mile, put together the most creative 90-second anti-distracted PSA for Seventeen's Two-Second Turnoff Day and upload it to YouTube by September 10. The best video will win a cash prize of $2,000! Visit Seventeen.com more details on the contest and Two-Second Turnoff Day.

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