Holloway High School Students Remind Peers to Put the Phone Down While Driving

Apr 24, 2023 at 09:51 am by WGNS News

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Rutherford County, TN - WGNS headed to Holloway High School in Murfreesboro to learn about a class that’s focused on curbing distracted driving among their peers. Teacher Dawn Powell told us that in 2021, distracted driving killed 3,522 people. She said her students have put together a marketing campaign that has several different facets… The program is spearheaded by the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, a hospital that is all too familiar with the tragedies caused by teenagers using their cellphones while driving…

Mrs. Powell’s class has multiple posts on social media sites aimed at educating teens about distracted driving…


According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Distracted driving has become a deadly epidemic on our roads. Cell phone use — specifically, texting, talking, and social media use — has become the most common distraction. Other risky actions include adjusting the radio or GPS, applying makeup, eating and drinking. By driving distracted, you’re robbing yourself of seconds that you may need to avoid a close call or deadly crash.

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