San Anselmo Teens Learn About the Dangers of Texting and Driving

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Students at San Anselmo’s Sir Francis Drake High School recently got a startling look at the impact that texting while driving can have on families.  The teens were privy to an event that combined a driving simulator with firsthand accounts of how texting dramatically altered the lives of citizens.  It’s all part of Distracted Driving Awareness Week at the school.  AT & T was responsible for bringing their texting and driving simulator by as part of the company’s “It Can Wait” program.  Many of the students participating found themselves sustaining a collision when they attempted to text and focus at the road at the same time.  The Safe Routes to School program also helped put together the event, which featured a speech from a man who lost his daughter in an accident caused by texting at the wheel.

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