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February 27, 2013

Unsafe at any speed: SADD teaches Charlestown students dangers of texting and driving

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CHARLESTOWN —

But she said she knows how tempting it is to answer a text when the ringtone sounds in the car. 

“You feel like you can read it quickly,” Snow said. “You think you are just going to scan it for a few seconds, but then you’ll probably want to respond.”

She said it was a habit she had, but one she’s broken.

“I used to do it, but not anymore since we’ve had SADD here,” Snow said. “I would be a hypocrite if I still told them not to do it and I text on my way home from school. I’ve realized it is dangerous.”

But students got to try out other simulations, too. Jeremiah Mikel, a seventh-grader, put on goggles that simulated a blood alcohol level of .25 and tried to run, then drive a motorized cart.

“I knew I couldn’t [before I started],” Mikel said. “I can’t drive a truck very well. It’s hard enough to drive without any goggles on.”

Martin said she’ll be ready to start driver’s education in a year or so. In the meantime, she said she’s already got a plan to keep her from picking up her phone while driving.

“I’ll probably turn my phone off until I get home or put it on silent or something so I won’t wreck,” Martin said.

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