Teens Launch No Phone Driver Campaign
Recognizing that use of a cell phone while driving increases the risk of having an accident by 4's, the same risk as a drunk driver, and texting while driving increases the risk of an accident by 8's. The Florida Junior Civitan Board of Directors has launched the No Phone Driver campaign to raise awareness.
Teenagers across Florida will encourage their own members, school mates, family, and the public to sign a pledge to be a No Phone Driver, to stop risking the lives of everyone on the road, including themselves.
Junior Civitan is a community service club organization of 12,000 teen volunteers, in 400 clubs; in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Africa, helping seniors, challenged and our under privileged.
While each club chooses their community service, environmental projects, and social awareness activities, the Florida Junior Civitan Board of Directors have designated this No Phone Driver campaign as the state wide project, after Junior Civitan Governor Matthew Pendleton, a grade 11 student at Sandalwood High in Jacksonville, learned the alarming statistics on a recent Oprah show.
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