Posts Tagged ‘ texting ’

Southington police to take part in anti-texting program

August 29, 2014

The Southington Police Department, along with the Connecticut Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office, has announced the kick-off of an Anti-Texting Enforcement Project, as part of the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign. This effort by state and local police will enforce Connecticut’s tough law that prohibits motorists from texting and/or using hand-held cell…

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High school students learn the dangers of distracted driving

May 16, 2014
By Lisa Capobianco
This vehicle, parked at the high school, served as a  reminder about distracted driving. Despite the damage to the car, the driver survived.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A damaged van parked outside Southington High School last week served as a reminder for students about the consequences of distracted driving. The van, which was actually involved in a texting and driving incident, served as one part of a presentation that has become a tradition at Southington High: the…

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Students warned of distracted driving

May 25, 2013
Rob Glidden
A demolished car was placed in the Southington High School parking lot to serve a silent reminder to warn students about the dangers of texting and driving.

By Rob Glidden Staff  Writer Southington High School’s senior class was given a dire warning about the dangers of distracted driving, during an assembly that was put together by community volunteers. Usually done shortly before the senior prom, warning students about the risks of drunk driving is something of a tradition at high schools. However,…

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