Last Monday, I got into a car accident. It wasn’t my fault. Seriously! It wasn’t. A 19 year old was texting, using her GPS, and eating a bagel instead of watching the road. I put my car through an interstate sign, destroying my hood and windshield. Thankfully, all are OK, but the next day, it had me thinking. A lot.
I know I’m not the first person to be involved in an accident because someone was texting and driving. My new district is a K-6 district, so I don’t have to worry about drivers ed, but I want to see what others are doing.
Some districts have drivers ed stuff up, some don’t. Here’s some great resources I found that I think should be included with today’s driver educaion classes:
- NJDMV cell phone safety
- A great PSA on texting and driving
- DWI: Driving While Intexticated
- The US Government website for Distracted Driving – Distraction.gov (great downloads here)
- The CDC – driving stats
I’m hoping that your districts have some type of meaningful curriculum and lessons on the dangers of this. I really don’t want to go through another sign again.