Salve Regina parent to discuss dangers of distracted driving
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, a quarter of teens respond to a text message once or more every time they drive, and 20 percent admit that they have extended, multi-message text conversations while driving.
Sharon Huntley knows firsthand how tragic distracted driving can be. The mother of Salve Regina sophomore Madison Huntley, she lost her son Spencer to a distracted driving accident in 2011, when he was just 18.
Huntley will share her personal story of loss and discuss the dangers and ultimate cost of distracted driving during a presentation titled “Live Without Your Phone,” scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall.
Using data and educational study results, Huntley will show that the brain in fact, cannot do two things at once. She will touch on state laws and consequences and outline strategies for eliminating phones as a distraction while driving.
Huntley’s presentation is part of the Office of Student Activities’ Friday Night Live series.
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