Coming up: Teens learn about texting and driving
Students at East Rowan High School had a chance Thursday to experience firsthand the effect of text messaging on their driving.
Juniors and seniors, accompanied by troopers from the N.C. Highway Patrol, drove golf carts on a course set up in the bus parking lot ó the first time focusing their full attention on driving, and the second time, trying to read and respond to a text message while driving. The results were amazingly different.
Students driving and texting ran over orange traffic cones, went through stop signs and veered off the course.
The purpose of the demonstration was to raise awareness of the danger of texting and driving, which Sgt. Rich Allred said is more likely to cause an accident than drinking and driving.
A new state law set to go into effect Dec. 1 makes it illegal for drivers of any age to text and drive.
Read more in Friday’s Post.