As the new school year gets underway, La Crosse Logan High School students will learn about the dangers of texting while driving and be encouraged to sign a pledge to never text behind the wheel during an event on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
Logan High is teaming up with the AT&T, AAA, the Wisconsin State Patrol and State Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) as part of the It Can Wait movement to urge the school’s 225 juniors that text messages can – and should – wait until after driving.
The event will feature AAA’s distracted driving simulator, where youth will have the chance to experience firsthand the dangers of texting and driving. Students will also be shown a powerful documentary produced by AT&T called “The Last Text” that shares real stories about lives altered or ended by someone’s decision to text and drive.
The assembly is part of a series of high school events AT&T, AAA and the State Patrol are holding this school year to drive home the dangers of texting and driving. On September 19, “Drive 4 Pledges Day,” Logan High School students, as well as drivers across the country, are being called on to join the It Can Wait movement and take the pledge to never text and drive at www.ItCanWait.com.
Who: La Crosse Logan High School Principal Scott Mihalovic
225 Logan High School juniors
State Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse)
Wisconsin State Patrol Major Sandra Huxtable
Jim Jermain, AT&T Wisconsin
Roy Hinz, AAA Wisconsin
What: Assembly to educate students on dangers of texting & driving
When: Thursday, September 19, 2013
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Where: Logan High School’s Multipurpose Room
1500 Ranger Drive