Maggie: Hey, everyone! So, we are here at Lake City High School in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, celebrating how these students all worked so hard to help promote safe driving. Now, I am here right now with Alyssa Alan and Ben Clark, two of the students who helped lead these projects.
Alright, Alyssa and Ben. Ben, what were some of the activities and events that you guys planned here at Lake City?
Ben: Well, it was cut up into three pieces, which you may know. There was the t-shirt they’re all wearing today. There was the poster. There was the poster which you guys all signed pledging that you would be a safe driver. And then there was the Facebook app, which is another pledge that you’l be a safe driver, won’t text and drive.
Maggie: Now, safe driving for teenagers — and for everyone, really — is such an important issue. But why is it so important right here at Lake City High?
Alyssa: I think it’s important because we’re all teenagers. We all text and drive. We think we’re invincible and we can do anything but this really raises awareness to the fact that it’s not safe. So, I feel like that will really make an impact on us.
Maggie: Well, you guys, congratulations again. Such a great job that you have done here at Lake City High. The two of you, and all of your classmates. From all of us at Channel One, thank you and we are so proud of you!
Scott: And as the winning school, you guys get… (Drum roll, please). A check for $10,000!
Right? Not too shabby! Not too shabby!
And the 10Gs is not all you guys get. Lake City High, you are also getting a private concert from Channel One’s Hear It Now artist Skylar! Make some noise! Make some noise!
What’s up, man? How does it feel right now to be here ready to perform?
Skylar: It’s great. I love Idaho! Yeah!
Scott: Ok. So, why was it important for you to get involved with a project like this? Why was it important for you to be here today?
Skylar: Well, I had a friend in school who was when she decided to text while driving. So, it’s really close to my heart.
Scott: Have you looked at how you drive and how you use your phone while you are — or really, your driving habits? Have you tried to change how you do?
Skylar: Oh, definitely. Once I got involved with this, I realized just how dangerous texting and driving is.
Maggie: Well, that is going to do it for us here in Coeur d’Alene!
Thanks, Lake City High, for showing us such a great time!
Scott: We will let Skyler take it from here! I am Scott Evans along with Maggie Rulli. Now, go have an awesome day!
- Why is texting and driving a bad idea?
- What are some things you are willing to do to prevent yourself and your friends from texting while driving?