Distracted driving campaign under way at Medomak

Feb 14, 2014
Medomak Valley High School students, from left, Hope Lash, Juno Buendia, Megan Sykes, Trevor DeMaria and Officer Tammi Morrison kicked off the anti-distracted driving campaign.

Waldoboro — Medomak Valley High School students Hope Lash, Megan Sykes, Juno Buendia, and Trevor DeMaria and Officer Tammi Morrison kicked off the anti-distracted driving campaign with sending out the message “One text or call could wreck it all.”

The message really hits home when it is put in perspective for a high school student, imagine the length of an entire football field. Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. That is equivalent to going 55 mph the entire length of a football field blind.

Since 2009 the Department of Transportation has pushed for good laws, tougher enforcement, and increased public awareness. However, what these students are really counting on is students, parents, educators, and employers to make a pledge to drive distraction free.

Please use resources from distraction.gov to get additional facts on distracted driving.

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