COLUMBUS – The Columbus Morning Rotary is taking steps to help encourage and remind students about safe driving techniques.
The project by the morning rotary, included putting up permanent metal signs around the local high schools that say “Don’t Text and Drive, Always Buckle Up, and Drive Safely,” says a press release.
The project was headed up by former Columbus Public School board member Ken Curry and Morning Rotary President Kim Konz.
“Not texting is an important community message because text messaging makes a car crash 23 times more likely to occur,” says Konz.
The group says in a press release that using a cell phone while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year, with nearly 330,000 injuries. Additionally they say 1 out of every 4 accidents in the U.S. is caused by texting and driving.
The signs are currently up around Columbus High School.