4-H Members Pledge Not to Text and Drive | Events
Area teens were reminded of the dangers of texting and driving at the 4-H Teen Conference at Washington State University on Monday afternoon.
WSU 4-H and the Washington State Patrol gave a distracted driving presentation as part of the conference. Teens who have been negatively impacted by distracted driving shared personal testimonies and encouraged their peers to take a pledge not to talk or text while driving.
“We think it's terrific that the 4-H program is helping to spread the word among young people about the dangers of texting and driving, and that 4-H is dedicated to the effort to save lived and prevent injuries,” said Jonna VanDyk, Washington State Traffic Safety Commission Program Manager.
Due to a rise in distracted driving fatalities, the Washington State Patrol has been giving educational presentations in an effort to raise awareness. The WTSC and State Farm Insurance has provided funding for programs focused on preventing distracted driving.