LANSING, Mich. -

Wireless provider AT&T, seeking to bring attention to a serious road-safety problem, joined with Governor Rick Snyder, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Wayne State University to urge all Michiganders to pledge to stop texting while driving.

AT&T, its employees and other supporters are calling on all drivers to go to www.itcanwait.com to take the no-texting-and-driving pledge, and then share their promise with others via Twitter (#itcanwait) and Facebook. The pledge effort is part of the company's public awareness campaign aimed directly at stopping the dangerous practice of texting while driving.

As part of this nationwide public safety effort, Governor Rick Snyder issued an official proclamation declaring Sept. 19, 2012, "Don't Text and Drive Day" in Michigan. In addition Wayne State University will host its ninth annual "Drive Safely to WSU" event on Sept. 19, as well, highlighting the dangers of distracted driving.

AT&T first began its "It Can Wait" campaign discouraging texting and driving in 2009.