Your Kids NEED to Know: Texting and Driving DO NOT Mix

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Texting How Far?

Your kids will participate in a hands-on activity in which they will calculate how far an object travels during a texting message. They will also learn about Thomas L. Fawick of Sioux Falls who built the Fawick Flyer, which was the first four-door automobile ever manufactured in the U.S. (Activity).

Below is additional information about texting from NET and NPR.

Dstrctd Drvng (Distracted Driving): The Dangers of Cell Phones and Driving
Watch Online / Grade: MS-HS  
  An informative look at distractions and driving. For many of us, the dangers of distracted driving are just becoming known. That's in part because of people like Rob Reynolds. Reynolds' daughter Cady was killed in a crash when another car collided with hers in Omaha. The other driver was distracted. Reynolds took the tragedy of his sixteen-year-old daughter's death and started telling people about the danger distractions in a car can present. Things like cell phones, passengers, grooming and eating. (SDPB Radio - Texting and Driving/ NPR – One Man’s Story)

 

 

 

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