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Echo Press photo illustration by Lowell Anderson According to U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, about 20 to 30 percent of all drivers admit to texting, although for younger drivers, the rate is much higher - 50 percent or more. Texting while driving is a very serious public safety concern, said the senator, who is co-sponsoring a federal texting while driving ban.

Accident waiting to happen?

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A teenager, who just left school, decides he wants to go to a friend's house instead of going home.

A husband, who is on the road traveling, won't be home in time for supper.

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A mom, who is supposed to pick up her child after soccer practice, gets waylaid by a train.

How do these three persons let others know where they are and that plans have changed?

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