Phoebe and law enforcement are partnering up to encourage all drivers not to text while driving. In 2008, close to 6,000 people died in crashes involving distracted driving. Younger drivers are most at risk, likely due to their inexperience behind the wheel.
Phoebe's Network of Trust and school nurses will work to push the message that getting on the phone while driving is dangerous move. "It's so important at Phoebe because we get the end result of that. Those poor families who are devastated by the fact that they've lost a child or a loved one over something as distracting and as small as making a phone call."
They may have help spreading that message. The house and senate have approved separate bills regarding cell phones and driving. They hope to reach a compromise on the last day of the General Assembly session tomorrow.
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