Today kicked off our joint partnership of the NOTXTNWPA.
Tuesday morning, JET24 reporter, Elizabeth D'Aurora, joined a Pennsylvania State Trooper and an accident attorney to speak about the dangers of texting and driving.
The NOTXTNWPA is a 12 month program where we speak to school students in
Part of the program is a four minute video that shows a possible outcome of texting while driving.
State trooper Robert Brown spoke about the law and how often he sees people texting behind the wheel.
Eric Purchase, an accident lawyer in
He says people who text and drive are 23 times more likely to be in an accident.
"Eventually they're going to tune me out because they keep hearing the same messages from me so it's nice to have a fresh face come in and be able to talk to them about it and also have people that have dealt with this on a day to day basis that impacts them in their jobs," said Mark Soboleski, MIHS drivers education teacher.