Hannibal and Mexico Students "Pledge to NOT txt n drive"

7 years 3 weeks 5 days ago Friday, October 21 2011 Oct 21, 2011 Friday, October 21, 2011 9:47:00 AM CDT October 21, 2011 in News
Source: Missouri Department of Transportation

HANNIBAL - On Friday evening, October 21, the Northeast Region Coalition for Roadway Safety and its partners, along with KHQA, will be in Hannibal at the Hannibal Pirates versus the Mexico Bulldogs football game to take the pledge against texting while driving.

"What better place to get the message to "NOT txt n drive" across to our young drivers than a football game," said Marisa Brown-Ellison, with the Northeast Region Coalition for Roadway Safety. "Texting while driving takes your eyes off the road for an average of 5 seconds; at 55 mph that's driving over length of a football field completely blind," she added.

"That's exactly the message KHQA wants students and adults to get through our ‘Just Let it Ring' campaign," said Mara Clingingsmith, KHQA President/CEO. "We're pleased to take this opportunity to cooperate with the Northeast Region Coalition for Roadway Safety. We all believe that lives can be save by asking northeast Missouri motorists to promise they will drive now, text later.

Students from each school will have the opportunity to "Pledge to NOT txt n drive" by putting their thumb print on a banner, as well as sign their name. Students will register for gifts donated by McDonald's and the Northeast Region Coalition for Roadway Safety by signing a pledge card with the same message and will be given a pledge card to remind them to Arrive Alive. This event is intended to be an encouraging and positive reminder for students to act responsibly when driving. At halftime a student from each school will be drawn and given a $25 gas card donated by Ayers Oil, Inc.

Pledging to "Just Let It Ring" with KHQA provides opportunities to win prizes, including a 2011 KIA Soul, courtesy of Shottenkirk KIA of Quincy. Students and adults who can't attend the Hannibal/Mexico football game also can pledge by going to http://www.connecttristates.com/.
The Missouri law, which went into effect in August 2009, prohibits drivers 21 years of age or younger from sending, reading, or writing an electronic message while driving. The law classifies a violation as an infraction, punishable by a fine of up to $200 and as a moving violation; punishable by an assessment of point's on the driver's license.

To learn more about impaired driving or other safety programs, visit saveMOlives.com or contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). You can also visit us online at www.modot.mo.gov/northeast.

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA- Out-of-state vehicles around the University of Missouri are having their license plates stolen. It’s been happening in garages... More >>
9 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 7:17:00 PM CST November 15, 2018 in News
CENTRALIA - Where would a man celebrating a half century of giving blood go to celebrate? Another blood drive... More >>
10 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 5:55:00 PM CST November 15, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA- In a meeting this afternoon, Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes, apologized for the confusion surrounding the Columbia Police Department’s... More >>
11 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 5:17:00 PM CST November 15, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A Columbia man is sentenced to 10 years in Federal prison for a 2017 armed bank robbery turned... More >>
11 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 5:14:00 PM CST November 15, 2018 in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City is looking for a municipal judge to fill a temporary position, starting January 1, 2019.... More >>
11 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 5:13:00 PM CST November 15, 2018 in News
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook said it's making progress on detecting hate speech, graphic violence and other violations of its... More >>
12 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 3:53:00 PM CST November 15, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Employment providers, state agencies and employers serving people with disabilities across the state came together to learn how... More >>
13 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 3:12:00 PM CST November 15, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Ceres, the statue that stood on top of the State Capitol for 94 years, touched ground Thursday.... More >>
13 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 2:48:00 PM CST November 15, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A bronze statue called Ceres will spend the next year being cleaned and touched up for conservation... More >>
13 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 2:30:00 PM CST November 15, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's unemployment rate has hit a tied record low. Data released Thursday from the... More >>
15 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:56:00 PM CST November 15, 2018 in News
MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century,... More >>
16 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 11:52:00 AM CST November 15, 2018 in News
BOONE COUNTY - Two buses carrying students and staff from Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School was involved in a... More >>
18 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:01:00 AM CST November 15, 2018 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - A judge ordered bond to be revoked Wednesday for a man charged in connection with an alleged conspiracy... More >>
20 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 7:47:25 AM CST November 15, 2018 in News
HUNTSVILLE - A judge sentenced a Moberly man to 18 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to child sex... More >>
20 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 7:35:37 AM CST November 15, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The number of kids in need is growing, according to the only foster care and adoption association... More >>
21 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 6:20:00 AM CST November 15, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Ceres, the bronze statue that sits on top of the Capitol Building, will come to ground level... More >>
22 hours ago Thursday, November 15 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 6:02:00 AM CST November 15, 2018 in News
MOBERLY - Veterans at Moberly Correctional Center say a program designed to reconnect former servicemen to their military values has... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 9:33:00 PM CST November 14, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia plow drivers participated in the annual Dry Snow Run to practice routes for the winter season Wednesday... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, November 14 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 8:38:00 PM CST November 14, 2018 in Top Stories
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 37°
5am 31°
6am 30°
7am 29°
8am 33°