DRIVE SMART Virginia and AT&T team up to educate teen drivers in Hanover County

MEDIA ADVISORY

AT&T, DRIVE SMART VA TO TEAM UP TO EDUCATE TEENS ON
DANGERS OF TEXTING WHILE DRIVING IN ASHLAND

Senator Stosch to Join Interactive Event

As part of an ongoing campaign to highlight the dangers of texting while driving, AT&T’s in-vehicle, texting and driving simulator will make three stops in Virginia. 

The three-day road show, will stop in Ashland, Roanoke and Falls Church, is part of AT&T’s nationwide “It Can Wait” initiative to curb texting while driving, especially among young drivers.

WHAT:           AT&T will be bringing a texting and driving simulator to Patrick Henry High School to drive home an important message about keeping our roads and highways safer: texting while driving can lead to horrible consequences. 

• Drivers who text behind the wheel are 23 times more likely to get into a crash.
• More than 1.2 million no-texting-while-driving pledges have been made at itcanwait.com and through Facebook, Twitter and live events.

WHO:             State Sen. Stosch
                         AT&T officials
                 DRIVE SMART Virginia Officials
      Students and staff from Patrick Henry High School

               
WHERE:         Patrick Henry High School
                      2449 Patrick Henry Rd, Ashland, VA

The event will be taking place near the football field – please sign in at the front office.

WHEN:            March 20, 2013
                        10:00 a.m. media event with Sen. Stosch

VISUALS:       Students experiencing the simulator
               Sen. Stosch will be available to speak to media
Opportunity for newsrooms to use text and drive simulator

CONTACT:    Gayle.kansagor@harbourgrp.com or 202-295-8775
 

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

“Too often people don’t realize how dangerous it is to look away from the road for just two seconds. It can be deadly.” Janet Brooking, Executive Director DRIVE SMART Virginia