Recently, students of the Fontana Unified School District were able to participate in an event that sought to drive home the dangers presented while texting or talking on a cellphone at the wheel. Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol helped put on the event, which found teen drivers attempting to navigate an obstacle course while fielding phone calls and text messages. Not surprisingly, numerous cones were struck by those attempting to conduct both tasks at the same time. Instructors sought to impress upon students the idea that those cones would stand in for pedestrians and vehicles out in the real world. Students were provided with this opportunity as part of the state’s ongoing efforts to make Distracted Driving Awareness Month count.
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