On the Road to Safe Driving

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

There continues to be more and more distraction-related accidents on the roads; many of them involving cell phones.

Now, some local authorities are working to cut back on the problem by teaching drivers before they get behind the wheel.

Marietta Police spent the day riding in golf carts with eighth graders at Marietta Middle School.

Students were asked to drive through an obstacle course once wearing vision impairing goggles, and another time while texting or dialing phone numbers. Students say it was an eye-opening experience.

"Unless I wanna side swipe cars, run over people, go to jail and stuff like that; I'll stick with just focusing on the road and the cars around me," Chris Wilson, a student, said.

Police say students hit three times more cones when texting than when wearing the "drinking" goggles.

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