Preventing Teens From Texting and Driving

Published 03/11 2013 06:12PM

Updated 03/14 2013 06:34PM

March 11, 2013

A local company is educating students on the dangers of texting and driving.

Transportation Solutions teaches Drivers Education, but they are also now giving back to the community by educating teens in nine local high schools. They are teaching teens about the consequences of texting and driving. They hand out book marks with statistics, and they encourage teens to pull over if they feel the need to text.

On average, teenagers send 3,000 text messages per month, and the texts they send in the car can be deadly. When sending a text message while driving, your eyes are taken off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds.

Companies like Transportation Solutions are reaching one teen at a time, in hopes of saving lives.

JET24, FOX66 and along with police and Purchase & George P.C., continue the northwest Pennsylvania campaign. For more information, click on the community tab at the top of our website.

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