Wait 2 Text travels to Sidney H.S.

SIDNEY, Ohio (WDTN) – This is the fourth year that WDTN and Dayton CW have traveled to local high schools for the Wait 2 Text program.  It’s an initiative that stresses the importance of not texting and driving.

Thursday, the team traveled to Sidney High School where they were met by a few hundred juniors and seniors.

“Nearly half of all high school students 16 and up, you are texting and using your phone to some extent”, said WDTN morning anchor Holly Samuels.

Harsh words matched the reality of what can happen when a driver is distracted.  “Hopefully this is sending a message you should not text and drive, it causes serious injury and sometimes death,”said Art Elk, managing partner of the law firm Elk and Elk, Wait 2 Text sponsor.  AT and T is a supporter of the campaign.

School administrators prepared students for Friday’s prom by setting up a mock crash in the morning, followed by the Wait 2 Text talk.

“I see it all the time when I’m driving”, said Sidney art teacher Kelly Walker. “Kids driving into school and I know exactly what they are doing. Teens think they are invincible.”

If you are interested in your high school participating in the Wait 2 Text program for the coming school year, contact Jason Doyle at jdoyle@wdtn.com.

WDTN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s