LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Moore County High School has now partnered with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, and The Allstate Foundation to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving.
The “Be In The Zone – Turn Off Your Phone” campaign kicked off in October with a school rally that included banners and free T-shirts for the students. The MCHS administration began each day’s morning announcements with facts and statistics associated with the dangers of distracted driving.
In October, students successfully gained signatures of over 400 people from 20 states and three countries who pledged to drive without texting.
Monthly events are planned through April to continue to raise awareness and encourage all people to “Be In the Zone – Turn Off Your Phone.”
Student leaders at the high school are Emily Parks, Mika Rainey, Dillon Taylor, Tanner Womble, and Sam Cartwright.
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