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Williamsport High School to hold distracted driving campaign this week

November 11, 2012

The Williamsport High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Driving) Chapter will conduct a campaign this week called “It Only Takes One,” meaning it only takes one text, one phone call or one drink to throw your judgment off the road.

The campaign will target junior and senior students who have a driver’s license, to urge them to stay focused on the road. Many activities are scheduled throughout the week to support this issue.

Students from SADD plan to decorate the sidewalks outside the school to remind students to stay focused on the road. In addition, the students will hang posters and announce statistics during morning announcements.

One morning during the week, the chapter will have the school officer and a SADD member in the student parking lot. They will stop students coming into school to remind them to drive safely by staying off their cellphones.

On Tuesday during lunch, Meritus Medical Center representatives will be in the cafeteria to urge students to sign a pledge that they won’t drive “destractively.” There will be a PowerPoint slideshow during the other lunch days.

Natalie Rudisill, SADD chapter president and a senior at Williamsport High School, said they coined the word “destractive” to emphasize how destructive it can be to drive distractively. Through this weeklong activity, the chapter hopes that students will understand the dangers of driving “destractively” and prevent future accidents.

The SADD chapter faculty advisers are Ms. Row, Mr. Custer and Mr. Vickers.

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