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Area teens learn the dangers of distracted driving

Original post made on Oct 12, 2012

Drivers may turn a deaf ear to public service announcements and ads about texting while driving or driving under the influence but later this month, San Ramon Valley teens will get to experience the perils of distracted driving firsthand.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 4:32 PM

Comments (4)

Posted by Derek, a resident of Danville
on Oct 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Don't want to be overly cynical, but if you really want to show them the danger and the results, take them to the morgue.


Posted by Mom of Teenagers, a resident of Alamo
on Oct 15, 2012 at 8:25 am

I think that this "Time2Drive" event is a great starting point for kids to attend (especially, before they start driving).

It would be great for kids to hear from other kids (speakers at event?) who have been impacted by drivers who drank and drove, as studies show that teenagers are influenced more by peers their peers than their parents at this point in their lives...

In any event, my family will attend this event. Thank you Steven Hom for producing this for the community!


Posted by JRM, a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Oct 17, 2012 at 10:12 am

A very worthwhile and important effort, now let's focus increasing enforcement on ADULTS talking on their cellphones while buzzing through downtown. A policeman could station themselves along Railroad Avenue, or El Cerro, or Diablo Road, or Green Valley Road and see many Moms in SUVs talking away distractedly while driving. Parents need to set a good example for their children in this important safety issue.


Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:35 am

Dear JMR...you are absolutely correct.

Here in Alamo up and down Stone Valley Road it's the same. Cell phone use is heavy duty, also if the local cop's want to bring their quota up and collect 2Kor 3K per day (yes per day), they should just open their eye's. I think cell phone tickets go for $250 to $275...per.

Julia Pardini from Alamo




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