April 11, 2014
York Tech Recognizes Distracted Driving Awareness Month
ROCK HILL, SC — York Technical College is creating awareness to prevent texting and
cell phone use behind the wheel by joining The U.S. Department of
Transportation’s Distracted Driving Awareness campaign.
The USDT has dedicated the
month of April to distracted driving awareness due to the increase of
accidents caused by cell phone use. Distracted driving can change a life
within seconds. In 2012 alone, 3,328 were killed in distracted
driving crashes. Thousands of people are losing their lives because
people continue to use their cell phones while driving, whether
handheld or hands-free. As an effort to spread awareness and decrease
the number of people who use their cell phones while driving, York
Technical College is posting flyers, making social media announcements
and handing out brochures on the dangers of texting and driving.
Not only is the college encouraging people
to stop texting and driving, but it is also encouraging people to:
hands-free devices offer no safety benefit.
-Understand the dangers
of the cognitive distraction to the brain.
-Tell others about the
dangers of cell phone distracted driving.
-Turn off electronic
devices and put them out of reach before starting to drive.
role models for young drivers and set a good example.
your teens about responsible driving.
passenger and your driver uses an electronic device while driving.
-Offer to make the call for the driver, so his or her full attention
stays on the driving task.
-Always wear your seat belt. Seat belts
are the best defense against other unsafe drivers.
and flyers will be available at the 2014 York Technical College Health
and Wellness fair on April 16 from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. in the Student
Center. For more information contact Yolanda Feaster at
About York Technical College:
York Technical College, is a public, two-year institution of higher
education that offers a variety of associate degrees, diplomas, and
certificates. York Technical College’s mission is: Building Our
Community Through Maximizing Student Success.
York Technical College / 452 South Anderson Road / Rock Hill, SC