Students warn on Dangers of Distracted Driving

April 22nd, 2011 at 4:31 pm by under News

Last night, students from 22 different high schools in Kent, Ottawa and Barry County shared their messages on the Dangers of Distracted Driving at Northview HS. It was a contest for the best messages for radio, television, billboards and merchandise.  They were all very inspiring and thought provoking. The winners will be seen on billboards along I96, heard on local radio stations and here on WOOD TV8.

It’s amazing to see how seriously they took this task and how important it is to get this message out to help save the lives of not only their fellow teens, but other drivers on the road too.

Texting was the big issue. They all do it and realize that in an instant, it can change so many lives. So follow their lead and…

BUCKLE UP…HANG UP…HEADS UP….IT ALL ADDS UP

2 Responses to “Students warn on Dangers of Distracted Driving”

  1. bob tiemersma says:

    Good point. Everybody’s safety including somebody’s life may depend on it. Bob Truck,Kentwood,Michigan

  2. Jacki Scholtens says:

    Eva,

    I just heard your message about distracted/texting driving!

    Actually, the fine for texting while driving in Kent County
    is $180 for a first offense and $280 for a second offense.
    In Montcalm County the fine is $240 for a first offense ticket.

    We take our drunk and distracted driving to as many as 14 high
    schools per year. We travel to 5 counties. Every county may have a different fine as judges get to set their own fines for their county!

    I have called all of the different counties to get the correct information
    for our presentations!

    Just thought you should know!

    Thank you, Jacki Scholtens

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