Students Pledge To Drive Text-Free

Friday, November 7th 2008, 5:32 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

CLAREMORE, OK -- Hundreds of Claremore students made a pledge on Friday to not use their cell phones while they are driving.

Students organized the drive, complete with public service announcements, after a teacher and her daughter, who is a student, were in a serious accident in September.   Police say the other driver was a teen who was using his cell phone when he hit them.

"I've learned. Personally, I've texted while driving and after this I don't do it.  It's too scary.  There's too much of a risk," said Claremore Senior Class President Brittney Wilson.

Students also sold bracelets with the message printed on them to raise money to go towards the teacher's medical bills.