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SGA to help promote safe driving

The Student Government Association (SGA) at Palm Beach State College is joining the efforts to help students keep their eyes on the road while driving.

The College’s SGA at Lake Worth is co-partnering with AT&T to bring the company’s “It Can Wait” campaign and Pledge Drive to campus.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at the MLK plaza, students will get the opportunity to experience the company’s virtual reality 360 degree driving experience showing the potentially deadly consequences of smartphone distracted driving.

AT&T representatives also will be on hand urging students to take the pledge to not use their phones while driving. To date, the pledge has more than 19 million signatures.

“We wanted to bring the ‘It Can Wait’ campaign to campus to help advocate to the student body about the importance of safe driving and to also create an event where students could learn together,” said SGA Vice President Stefan Douglas. “We know cell phones are an integral part of students’ lives. Through participation in the campaign, we hope everyone who attends will sign the pledge with their peers.”

SGA members will also bring impairment goggles to the event to show students the dangers of drinking and driving.

The “It Can Wait” campaign started in 2010 with the goal of saving lives and preventing car accidents related to cell phone use. For more information, visit www.Itcanwait.com.

 

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