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No Texting And Driving…Now It’s The Law!

Miami-Dade Schools Chief Ian Moffett joined Miami-Dade School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman as student drivers at AMERICAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL took the pledge to  “No Texting & Driving” on September 19, 2013. The following is the press release from School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman:

September 12, 2013

On Thursday, September 19, School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman will be with student drivers at American Senior High as they and other teen drivers in Miami-Dade County take the national “No Texting While Driving” pledge at 10 a.m. American is located at 18350 N.w. 67th Avenue, Miami, FL 33015.

This event is part of Ms. Hantman’s yearlong safety campaign to bring awareness to the dangers of risky driving behaviors, including text messaging. “I am encouraging all drivers in the community, particularly OUf student drivers, to visit www.itcanwaiLcom to take the pledge to not text while driving ,” said Ms. Hantman. “Motorists who send text messages while driving not only jeopardize their own safety, but also the safety of passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers.”

Although great strides have been made nationwide to reduce distracted driving habits, text messaging remains a national epidemic resulting in thousands of fatalities on our roadways. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that texting while driving increases a risk of collision by 23 percent.

Also in attendance was Mr. Esteban Sovo Jr., Commissioner / Miami-Dade County.