Students spread message of dangers of texting & driving
CLARKSTON, WA —
Experts say looking down at your phone for just 5 seconds, your car can travel the length of a football field.
Students with the DECA program at Clarkston High brought a wrecked car to school part of their "It Can Wait" campaign.
It's a campaign that is all about showing students that their phones can wait while they drive.
Using a visual like this can make a big impact on the students who see it. "It really impacts you, like this actually happens and it actually like hurts people," said CHS junior, Jasmine Carringer.
"You really don't think it's going to happen to you but then you see things like this and it's possible," said junior, Tiana Ah Hi.
But students of the CHS DECA chapter are taking this message further than just their school. They are working to spread their "It Can Wait"campaign to local businesses. Cafe La Tay got involved by putting "It Can Wait" stickers on coffee cups. And posters have been put up all around Clarkston.
“There's more people involved with the community and community activities than just the high school, so we would like to get the word out to more and more people, so hopefully they can spread the word to more people," said senior, Tyler Peters.
They are also giving out rings, t-shirts and stickers to people all around the community in hopes that a week of awareness will turn into a community pledging to end texting and driving.