Have You Signed the Banner?

Friday, 23 January 2015 05:15

Have You Signed the Banner?

Come by the GentXt event and sign the banner on Saturday, January 24th at Woodland Hills Mall in the Food Court area from 10AM – 3PM.

Show your support of an ‘all-driver text ban’ in Oklahoma by signing your name to the “it’s not OK to text & drive” banner. GentXt teen leaders will take this banner to Oklahoma City on February 11th for “Generation tXt Day at the Capitol” to advocate for a public-safety bill.

Text messaging while driving is a particular concern and danger because it combines three types of distraction: manual, visual and cognitive. Please drive with two hands on the wheel, two eyes on the road and keep your mind on the task of safe driving.

Text Messaging Laws: Washington was the first state to pass a texting ban in 2007. Currently, 44 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands ban text messaging for all drivers. All but 5 have primary enforcement. Of the 6 states without an all driver texting ban: 4 prohibit text messaging by novice drivers. 3 restrict school bus drivers from texting. (Glad to report thatOklahoma has laws to prohibit novice and school bus drivers from texting.)

Consider contacting your legislator to ask for their support: Find Your State Legislator

Reaching Novice Drivers

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 06:26

Reaching Novice Drivers

Our peer-to-peer program educates new drivers on the dangers of texting while driving before they get their driver’s permit. It’s hard to break a bad habit and better to never start the habit of distracted driving – especially texting and driving.

Special thanks to Cascia Hall driver’s ed class in January. Next stop: Sperry High School in February!


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