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State Officials Discuss Texting While Driving Ban PDF Print
Written by Adam Hicks   
Friday, 09 October 2009 05:03

State officials have been meeting with high school students to discuss the dangers of texting while driving.


According to Captain Everett Clendenin of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the Operation Drive to Live 2009 program urges students to participate and observe the dangers of texting while driving and see first hand about safe and responsible driving.

As part of the program, troopers arranged a traffic cone course and ride with students on a golf cart as they navigate the course while trying to send a text message.

140 teenage drivers were killed on North Carolina highways last year, and many of the wrecks involved teen drivers during their commute to and from high school.

The texting while driving ban goes into effect on December 1st.  A conviction could result in a $100 fine plus court costs.


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