Thursday, May 17, 2012

Florida Girl Scout Educates Others About Driving Hazards

Don't Text N Drive is a blog authored by Rebekah, a Girl Scout with Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, designed as one part of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Rebekah's project is dedicated to the memory of SPC Timothy Neil Clayton II, a soldier who was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Timothy was killed in a head on collision. Following his death, Rebakah started looking into why things like this happen, and found that that distracted driving is one of the main causes of teen deaths in America, and the number one cause of distracted driving is cell phone use.

For her Gold Award project, she decided to educate her local homeschool community about the dangers of it, particularly about texting and driving.