Drivers who text are 23 times more likely to be in an accident.
That was one of many promotional appeals sent to the Waukesha North student body via email, Facebook and Twitter to alert them that the school is joining the national movement to take the pledge to never text and drive. On Thursday, Sept. 19, at North High School during all three lunch periods student leaders from FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), HOSA and Interact encouraged all North Stars to take the pledge.
Officer Michelle Trussoni presented a brief overview of the law regarding texting and distracted driving to students. More than 500 students and staff members responded and signed the pledge banners and got an "It Can Wait" decal provided by AT & T. Many students experienced the online texting and driving simulator in Lab 300 to see for themselves how a text message can cause a crash in a second.
While Tyler Tessmann was competing at FBLA National Competition in Anaheim, Calif., in July, he discovered this FBLA partnership promoting safer student drivers. Tessmann and Adam Kouhel took the lead in pulling together the interactive campaign held Sept. 19.
It is not too late to pledge to never text and drive again. Take the pledge at www.itcanwait.com.
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