When you are driving down the road and you get that notification of a text message, knowing it is wrong for you to look at the message and may even reply.
Distracted driving has bypassed drunk driving as a safety concern for the driving public. Still, we text,check Facebook, and email while driving. As we take our eyes off the road in front of us to glance at our phone, we are playing Russian roulette with other peoples lives as well as our own.
On Wednesday March 26th in Weymss Auditorium from 1:30 P.M to 7:30 P.M, Kramer Entertainment Group is bringing their Distracted Driving Awareness Program to campus.
The program was developed due to distracted driving becoming a rising problem on our nation's roadways over the years. During the presentation, students and faculty can expect to get the full effect of the consequences of texting and driving. The presenters will use cutting-edge technology, video display, and live personal presentation and interaction.
"As I drive down the highways, I have noticed more adults not teenagers are texting,talking on the phone, and just looking at their cell phone more than they are at the road,"said Brenda Buffington, Director of Evening Services.
She hopes that the Vol State community will take the presentation and change their driving habits to be more safe.
"I want everyone to be more aware of what they are doing behind the wheel,"continued Buffington.
Please stop by the Wemyss Auditorium in Caudill Hall on Wednesday March 26 between 1:30 P.M and 6:30 P.M.and check out the presentation.