The South Carolina Highway Patrol wants high school students to know the dangers of texting while driving. That’s why it is teaming up with Subway for a second year to promote its W8 2 Txt program and spread awareness of this potentially lethal habit.

The Highway Patrol hopes the teens will refrain from using mobile devices behind the wheel throughout adulthood.

Patrol officers gave students at Lake City High School the chance to see how difficult it is to drive and text at the same time. The demonstration proved that looking away from the road for even a few seconds while traveling an average of 55 miles per hour is comparable to driving blindfolded across a football field.

Last year, Lake City High School had the most students in the region who signed the W8 2 Txt pledge. The high school that gathers the highest percentage of pledges wins free Subway sandwiches for the entire student body.

Eleven regions in South Carolina are participating in the W8 2 Txt partnership. The goal is to urge students to wait to send their texts until they are not operating a motor vehicle. Automobile accidents are a leading cause of death for teenagers.

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Car accidents occur for many different reasons. A mobile device or other distraction can create lethal circumstances behind the wheel. Our accident attorneys at Joye Law Firm are ready to fight for your rights if you or someone you love is the victim of a motor vehicle crash. Please contact us at 888-918-4958 or fill out our convenient online form today.

About the Author

Mark Joye is the Head of the Litigation Department at the Joye Law Firm. A Board-Certified Trial Advocate with nearly 30 years of litigation experience, he currently serves on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice and is a past president of the South Carolina Association for Justice. In a recent trial, Joye headed a trial team that secured $17 million for a family killed in a tractor-trailer accident.

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