Archive for January, 2015

Have You Signed the Banner?
Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 05:24
Written by cblystone
Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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

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Reaching Novice Drivers
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 06:50
Written by cblystone
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

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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