Flowing Wells High School fashion program promotes safe driving

2013-09-24T13:00:00Z 2013-09-24T16:06:11Z Flowing Wells High School fashion program promotes safe drivingPhil Villarreal Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A Flowing Wells High School fashion club wants to convince fellow students that texting while driving is potentially deadly.

On Sept. 19, the school's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Fashion program participated in AT&T's "It Can Wait" program, which encourages drivers not to use their phones on the road.

According to figures provided by the program in a news release, 11 teenagers die each day in the U.S. due to texting-related accidents.

The students watched the documentary "From One Second to the Next," which explains the dangers of distracted driving. Students also signed pledge sheets promising not to text while driving during lunch.

Flowing Wells club officers wore It Can Wait shirts, passed out promotional materials and stood in the student parking lot holding signs warning students not to use their phones while driving.

Contact reporter Phil Villarreal at pvillarreal@azstarnet.com or 573-4130.

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