Signs For Life

Wednesday, December 15th 2004, 6:25 pm
By: News On 6

14% of all traffic fatalities involve teenage drivers, a statistic two Green Country grandmothers aren't willing to accept.

Dorothy Wofford and Sandra Sitton have copyrighted "Signs for Life", so parents can check-up on new drivers and keep them safe.

News on 6 anchor Tami Marler explains the copyright just went through on these bright and bold bumper stickers that say it all.

Sandra Sitton: "Most everyone has a cell phone, and they can call the parent, and the parent can do something before they have an accident." Dorothy Wofford and Sandra Sitton created "Signs for Life", hoping to save their own grandchildren and others like them. "Seven young people have been lost in Oologah in the last seven years. And we're a small community. And every community loses young people almost yearly."

You raise your children to the point where they're independent enough to drive on their own; knowing they could be gone in the blink of an eye. It's happened too often in Oologah and it's exactly what these grandmothers are trying to prevent.

Dorothy's grand-daughter Heather just got her drivers' permit a few hours ago. She and her cousins are the first teenagers to have the stickers. Now that they have a copyright, Dorothy and Sandra hope school districts and parents will buy them to keep kids safe on the road.

Heather Wofford: "We're just old; we don't care about getting rich. If we can just save our grandkids' lives, and some other kids' lives. I want the yellow sticker. I want to be safe myself, not just to be safe for my parents, but be safe myself. I believe I should be punished if I do drive unsafe."

Wenton Wofford: "I thought it was good because I'm always a safe driver anyway. Going the speed limit, not cutting someone off. Using your turn signal."

Ed Wofford: "I've had some ask me about it. I just tell them my Nanny put it on there. It kind of keeps you from driving unsafe because you know it's on the back of there."

All three cousins say the sticker keeps them thinking and may make those who see it, conscious of safety as well.

If you'd like to find out more about "Signs for Life" you can call 371-2684. The cost of a personalized bumper sticker and brochure is $5.