Texting and driving is a distraction among Alabama drivers, and authorities say it was the cause of more than 1,000 vehicle accidents in 2014 for the state.
A new national campaign, "U Drive. U Text. U Pay.," launched Friday to curb texting in order to prevent accidents caused by using phones. The campaign, which will last through Wednesday, is sponsored through Alabama State Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.