by Caroline Goins
Texting while driving is the number one killer of teenagers. More than 25 percent of drivers between the ages of 18 and 29 in the U.S. said that they texted or emailed on a regular basis while driving. It is becoming a huge problem with young adults.
Save a Life is a program that was created to inform high school students about the dangers of distracted driving. Distracted driving mainly focuses on texting while driving.
Save a Life came to the old gym at BHS on Tuesday, November 5 and showed students the consequences of distracted driving with a video and simulator.
“There is nothing more important than where you need to go safely,” said Anthony Lawrence, a representative for Save a Life.
“I think they did a good job of getting their point across about distracted driving.” Said Breze Betts, freshman.
Save a Life takes 6-8 months out to travel around and do the Save a Life program. Save a Life is a international program and has traveled to seven different countries, including Japan.