TOT South Royalton

TOT in South Royalton

Thank you Gabriella Netsch for bringing the Turn Off Texting demonstration to your student drivers in South Royalton!

Drive 4 Pledges Day 9/19: Youth Safety Council of VT & AT&T Raise ‘Turn Off Texting’ Awareness at The Hub Teen Center, Bristol

The dangers of texting while driving are immense and real, but many drivers are unaware of the potential consequences of texting at the wheel. Two organizations are working together to raise awareness and change the perspectives of young and old drivers, making the roads safer throughout Vermont. The Youth Safety Council of Vermont and AT&T demonstrated their campaigns and commitment to young drivers’ safety on Friday, September 19 at The Hub Teen Center & Skatepark, 110 Airport Drive, Bristol, from 2:00pm-5pm.

The Youth Safety Council operates programs that improve the transportation safety of Vermont’s youth. On September 19 the YSC shared its golf cart “Turn Off Texting” demonstration with the public. Anyone with a VT Learner’s Permit or drivers license was welcome to experience this eye-opening educational program that travels to schools throughout the state, creating first-hand experiences of the dangers of texting while driving. The YSC launched its 2014-2015 TOT program season; dates through October have been scheduled and the popular demonstrations are being booked into May and June, 2015.

AT&T presented ‘Drive 4 Pledges’ Day on September 19, inviting drivers of all ages to pledge not to text and drive at the It Can Wait campaign web site, ItCanWait.com. They can also sign up at ItCanWait.com to get resources that will help them share their commitment on social media and personalize the movement on the streets of their communities. Aspiring to create a social stigma around this dangerous habit of texting while driving, Drive 4 Pledges Day focused on getting individuals involved in taking the pledge to never text and drive while encouraging others in their community to do the same.

October 1 VT Cell Phone Ban on NECN

Vermont’s New Cell Phone Law… Hands-Free October 1!

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Get the #X Out: Win a Trip to Visit Demi Lovato

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AT&T’s ‘It Can Wait‘ is sending someone on a trip to see Demi Lovato in concert and hang with her backstage. It might be you! Enter here to win!

 

#X Before You Drive

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‘Break Bad Habits’

‘Break Bad Habits’ by Austin Piedra, a Bridgestone 2014 Teens Drive Smart video contest finalist.

TOT at Stowe Academy

TOT at Stowe Academy
Students from four area high schools strike a pose after completing the Turn Off Texting driving experience during their summer driver education course in Stowe.

Keep Driving Beautiful

Thank You, Vermont State Police!

Johnny Esau & Lt. Garry ScottThe Youth Safety Council of Vermont sends big ‘Thanks!’ to the Vermont State Police for their kind help in storing our Turn Off Texting golf cart trailer for the summer at their Williston facility. And we send special thanks to YSCVT board member Lt. Garry Scott!

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