Roswold Foundation for Injured Children joins forces with Roswold Law Group and Teens Against Distracted Driving, founded by Jason Epstein, and we launched a Kansas City based campaign to raise awareness of the epidemic of distracted driving.
Texting while driving amongst teenagers is the primary target. Recent studies have shown that texting while driving is as bad as if not worse than drinking and driving at a .08 level. The first local school to receive 500 bracelets was Shawnee Mission North High School. The silicone bracelets read "I PLDG 2 NT TXT N DRV."
We are currently accepting nominations for a Missouri school in the Kansas City metropolitan region to receive the next 500 bracelets. With the bracelets, students are given a pledge card to sign in which they promise not to text and drive.