May is National Youth Traffic Safety Month. As the sponsor of a bill that would ban texting while driving statewide, I would like to recognize students from Gahanna Lincoln High School for creating a video that highlights the dangers of texting while driving. I would also like to share their great video with you: http://www.actoutloud.org/.
The students are participating in the Allstate Foundation and National Organizations for Youth Safety video contest with nearly 100 other schools nationwide, including several others from Ohio. The contest runs through May 22nd.
Over the past three years of working on this issue, I have heard from Ohioans from every corner of the state who have been involved in accidents or lost loved ones to a driver who was texting behind the wheel. I am so proud of these students for their activism on this important issue.
Ohio House District 20