TEXTING & DRIVING: IT CAN WAIT: SEPT. 24 AT HELIX CHARTER HIGH

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September 21, 2012 (La Mesa)--The La Mesa Police Department in partnership with Helix Charter High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club invites you to attend a special event on the school campus,  7323 University Avenue in the City of La Mesa on Monday, September 24.

As part of AT&T‘s aggressive Texting & Driving…It Can Wait campaign to educate drivers about the dangers of texting while driving and to make roads and highways safer, AT&T is bringing a virtual reality simulator to Helix Charter High School to let the high school teens experience first-hand the dangers of texting and driving.
 
The La Mesa Police Department, Helix SADD and AT&T recognize that texting is the #1 method of communication amongst teenagers.  We also recognize that texting while driving creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted.  And that sending or receiving a text takes a driver's eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent of driving the length of an entire football field, at 55 mph, totally BLIND.  All that considered the message is clear: Texting & Driving…It Can Wait.