Happy April from Project 111!
We hope you all had a safe and wonderful spring break! Speaking of spring . . . it looks like spring has FINALLY sprung!
Project 111 would like to thank Tri-City Motor Speedway for providing all of the April incentives! Also! Tri-City Motor Speedway is inviting all Project 111 students to celebrate safe driving at the races on May 17, 2019. Show your student ID at the gate for FREE admission into the grandstands before 8:00pm. Stop by the Project 111 table and enter to win a $100 gas card.
**Free admission is for Project 111 student only.** Learn more about the races at: www.TriCityRaceTrack.com or on Facebook.
As temps rise and days get longer – driving actually becomes more dangerous! We are driving at faster speeds and later at night – both of these factors are big risks to teen drivers.
During the month of April, Project 111 actually wants YOU to be the teacher!
Project 111 is constantly reminding you to put your phones down in the car . . . but how are your parents doing with that? Do you ever see your parents text while driving? We are launching our PUT IT AWAY initiative for April and are asking our teens to police their parents!
PLEASE be respectful! Start by reminding your parents that distracted driving is a HUGE danger:
When you see your parents get their phones out, simply remind them to
PUT IT AWAY
Project 111 would like to remind you that DISTRACTED DRIVING IS DANGEROUS!!!! Distracted driving is anything that takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, or your mind off of driving.
Texting while driving is especially dangerous because it combines all three types of distraction. Sending or reading a text message takes your eyes off the road for about 5 seconds, long enough to cover an entire football field while driving at 55 mph.
Most of us would NEVER consider drinking while driving! Yet! Texting while driving can put you at a higher risk for an accident than drinking and driving.
Did you know that texting while driving is MORE dangerous than driving drunk??? No joke! The newest research indicates that texting while driving is equivalent to driving with a .08 blood alcohol content – or higher! Most parents would NEVER drive their kids while drunk – yet so often they don’t think twice about checking notifications or responding with a ‘quick’ text!!!! PLEASE . . . . remind your parents to PUT IT AWAY!!!!
Encourage your parents to put their phone AWAY while driving! Here at Project 111 we know . . . the temptation to check those notifications is TOO BIG!
Project 111 wants all of us to put our phones in our glove box or center console, a purse or backpack. Put it somewhere that you won’t be tempted to look at it! Even checking your phone at a stoplight hinders your safety! When you start driving – your mind is NOT on the road!
We need to drive with HEADS UP and EYES UP!
Drive Safe! Project 111 Cares!
With warm regards
Sarah Schieber, Executive Director, Project 111