UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour 2014 Program
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UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour 2014 Program

 Educating on Dangers of Texting While Driving and Drunken Driving

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The Pleasant Grove ISD has received a $5000 Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant from State Farm.  The grant will be used to fund a distracted and drunken driving education program for students. In 2012 the school received $5,000.00 for a Teen Safe Driving program. The program’s purpose statement is, “To educate young drivers on the importance of safe, undis-tracted driving.” Also included in this effort is raising student awareness of the consequences

of unsafe driving.  The Arrive Alive Tour from UNITE will visit:

Pleasant Grove Middle School

5605 Cooks Lane

Texarkana, TX 75503

February 21, 2014

8:00 am - 3:30 pm

 

If you have any questions, or for more information, please call locally Mark at 903 831-4086 mroberts@pgisd.net or fax 903 831-4435 or Patrick DeGrasse at 888.436.3394. UNITE’s Arrive Alive program uses a high-tech simulator, impact video, and a number of other resources to educate students about the dangers of drunk driving and texting while driving. The simulator allows students to experience, in a controlled environment, the potential consequences of drunk and distracted driving.

One of the most commonly recognized driving distractions is cell phone use. About 89 percent of all Americans have a cell phone, according to CTIA – The Wireless Association. Drivers under 20 years old have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Their lack of driving experience can contribute to critical misjudgments if they become distracted. Not surprisingly, they text more than any other age group and the numbers of young drivers who text is only increasing.

UNITE brings health and wellness programs to high school and college campuses across the nation. Their programs are designed to heighten awareness to the dangers and consequences of drunk driving and distracted driving. Their follow-up programs have a powerful impact on students to reinforce the subjects that schools and parents teach them daily.
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