10 and 2 R U?
Looking forward to collaborating with Ms. Wiley's class in Los Fresnos, TX!!
It is with great happiness that I announce the presence of our Ning once again. It is now accessible after a brief absence. It is my intention to use this Ning once again as a teaching tool. This time I will use it with my Service Learning students at Ringwood High School. I want to say "Hi" to Kaylee, Kellie, Sandra, Kenzie, Liz, Alexus, Carlos, Daniel, Herman, Eudaldo, and Jordan. I also want to say "Hi" to Brian our AmeriCorp aid. We have a lot of work to do!!
It is with great sadness that I announce the closing of this Ning. The membership fee to continue is excessive in my opinion. Thanks for all the support. Please continue to be vigilant in your efforts to stop texting and driving. It is truly an epidemic!! Thank you again for your interest and continued support. 10 & 2 R U?
With the addition of email@example.com, our Ning has now reached it's 400th member!! Our goal has been reached!! Let's not stop there. Let's go for 750 members!! Tweet, Facebook, or blog about our Ning. We can do it!!
In an effort to educate people about the dangers of texting and driving, a new citizen journalism of sorts has popped up. This time it's in the form of catching drivers in the act of texting and driving. If you were caught on video texting from behind the wheel in 3 lanes of traffic, confronted with the evidence, would you stop? Here is there website textface.com. You might be next!!
Please read about Project Ignition sponsored by State Farm a program to inspire young teens to become advocates for road safety.
Please join the Alex Brown Foundation located by following this link. Alex lost her life to a texting and driving accident a year ago. Her parents have worked tirelessly to spread the word that texting and driving is dangerous.
A big welcome to 4 new members from the Netherlands. Thank you for your interest in raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving!!
Please join our Ning. Show your support by joining and pledging not to text and drive. Help increase and improve the safety of our roads. We welcome international memberships. We welcome all memberships.
Texting and driving is currently banned in 41 states. However, the laws vary from state to state. What stipulations dealing with this form of distracted driving does your state observe? Here is a…Continue
I only text when there are no cars in the on coming lane and when i can see atleast a mile or more infront of me. now what is ur opinion on this subject?????????Continue
According to the NBC Nightly News tonight, February 18th, 2012, teen deaths are up 11% in 2011 due to distracted driving due to cell phone use, texting, and other media uses. This according to a…Continue
Oklahoma legislators are tackling the dangers of texting and driving by promoting legislation to ban texting and driving. If passed Oklahoma will be the forty-second state to ban this dangerous behavior. The Service Learning class at Ringwood High School is following SB 442 which would outlaw writing, reading, and sending a text while operating a motor vehicle. A recent article in the…Continue
Here is a link to resources that are state specific. State Highway Safety offices have assembled reports dealing with highway safety issues. What reports could you reference that would be helpful in your efforts to increase awareness about the dangers of texting and driving for people in your state?
In honor of the loss of his daughter, Casey Anderson Feldman, Joel Feldman created a Foundation to commemorate his 21 year old daughter killed by a driver who was texting while behind the wheel. Joining forces with Mr. Feldman are PTAs, as well as, 800 attorneys from across the U.S. and Canada who are teaming up to help increase student awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. EndDD.org is a grassroots organization that is…Continue
April is National Distracted Driving Month. Distracted Driving is at an epidemic proportion for those of us who share the road. A recent study by AAA found girls are more susceptible to this behavior as opposed to boys. In fact the study found that girls were 50% more likely to reach for an object and 25% more likely to eat or drink while driving. According to an artice appearing today, March 28th, in The Oklahoman, 21% of fatal crashes involving a teen driver involve the use of a cell…Continue