Teens speak out against texting while driving
BY JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
Friday, February 01, 2013
2/01/13 at 4:05 AM
Area teenagers are hoping to set an example by encouraging people to put down their cellphones when they are behind the wheel.
The youths will take that message to Woodland Hills Mall on Saturday afternoon.
Volunteers with Generation tXt will be at the mall with information about the dangers of texting and driving, as well as sponsoring "distraction games" and offering prizes.
Generation tXt focuses on educating teenagers about the dangers of cellphone use while driving, spreading information to their peers and leading by example.
Capitol lobbying: The group is also preparing to head to the state Capitol in Oklahoma City to help lobby lawmakers on behalf of legislation that would ban texting and driving.
Saturday's event at Woodland Hills Mall is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. on the lower level near Macy's.
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