Students learn the dangers of texting and driving

By Amir Abbas, Morning Show MJ

23842232_BG1Local youth are being taught the dangers of texting and driving. Thursday morning, in Syracuse, hundreds of students attended a seminar on driving.  The Unite Arrive Alive tour was there with their driving simulator.

Organizers say their message resonates with the youth, particularly some of the powerful statistics they were able to share with the students.  Organizer Tyler Herbstreith says you are actually six times more likely to get into an accident when texting and driving than drinking and driving.

They also say it’s more important for young people to pay attention to the road because they are inexperienced behind the wheel.