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"Put it Down" Campaign launched by Florida Department of Transportation

 

At the School Board Meeting of September 3, 2014, School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman proffered an item endorsing National Teen Driver Safety, scheduled for October 19 - 25, 2014. To help strengthen our awareness efforts, the District is once again partnering with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in its “Put it Down” campaign, which discourages cell phone use while driving. 

During the four weeks leading up to Teen Driver Safety Week, FDOT developed messages that will be shared via the District’s portal/website. There will be a different message each week, focusing on the severity of distracted driving and ways to avoid dangerous driving behaviors.

Three simple steps for safer driving:
  • Put away your phone (or other device) before you start driving.
  • Safely pull off the road if you need to send a text or make a call.
  • Don’t tempt other drivers to text or talk.

Take the no-texting pledge!

Carry this as a reminder of your commitment to safer driving.
Talk to another person (witness) about this pledge. Discuss the steps for safer
driving together before signing your names below.

 
FDOT Eblasts

DID YOU KNOW?

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

 

Drivers spend more than half their time
focused on things other than driving.
Driving while using a cell phone reduces
brain activity by 37%
 

DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW?


DID YOU KNOW?

Distractions are a factor in up to 8 in 10 crashes. Don't be part of the majority, just put it down.
75% of teens say texting and driving is
“common” among their friends.
Distraction contributes to more than 5,000 traffic fatalities each year.
 

DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW?

Drivers who use hand-held devices are 4 times more likely to be seriously injured in a crash.
77% of young adult drivers are CONFIDENT they can safely text while driving.
Congratulations to the Miami-Dade County Public Schools' 2014 Senior High School Safety Campaign Contest winners.
 

 

 

 
 

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