On the day before a new state law took effect today, AT&T asked people to sign a no-texting-while-driving pledge.
The company sponsored a rally in support of the state's new anti-texting law Wednesday at Central Georgia Technical College.
The new law says that anyone texting, surfing the web, or instant messaging while driving can be pulled over and given a $150 fine.
Fifteen-year-old Bailey Vincent says she just got her learner's permit a month ago, and signing this pledge is a reminder to stay off her phone when she's behind the wheel.
"When I get in that car, I put the phone in the back seat. I don't want to deal with it because it really is serious." Says Vincent.
And for young drivers like Vincent, texting while driving is especially serious.
"I'm a constant texter," says Vincent.
She says that teens everywhere need to know that that text message can wait -- it's not that important.
Deputy Chief Mike Carswell tells us that there may be a grace period for the new texting ban.
"We'll maybe stop and give a person a courtesy warning the first time while we're waiting on this period and for people to get used to what the law requires and what we expect."
A different law bans drivers under 18 to use their phones at all-including making phone calls, unless it is an emergency.
AT&T's pledge only focuses on texting when driving.
When AT&T's regional director Terry Smith was asked if he thought it was a good idea to include a no-talking pledge for adolescent drivers, he said it seemed like a good idea, but their company was not focusing on that.