Free Txt U L8R Program at UVM Medical Center, Oct. 16

October 15-21st is National Teen Driver Safety Week. To promote teen driver safety, UVM Medical Center is offering the Txt U L8R program to students and their families. Everyone is encouraged to participate!

Texting while driving has quickly become one of the greatest hazards on the road. It causes 1.6 million car crashes and 330,000 injuries per year, and approximately seven teen deaths every single day. That’s why the UVM Medical Center and the Clinical Simulation Laboratory at the UVM College of Medicine created “TXT U L8R” a unique program designed to discourage individuals from texting while driving.

Key elements include a demonstration of an advanced driving simulator, presentation of a realistic trauma scenario, a testimonial from the victim of an accident caused by a teen driver who was texting, and a demonstration of several smartphone apps designed to prevent texting while driving.

The TXT U L8R event is Monday, October 16th, 6pm-7:30pm at UVM Medical Center, UVM Medical Education Pavilion, Sullivan Classroom. Register at: https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/Pages/ENRS/EventsCartRegistration.aspx?OccurrenceId=1451 Funding is available to assist with transportation costs. Contact Christina Keating, Christina.Keating@UVMHealth.org