Students at the University gathered last week for a texting and driving awareness event hosted by the Campus Activities Board in collaboration with the Associated Students of La Verne.
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Editorial cartoon by Natasha Brennan
The nonprofit teen advanced driving school Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe, or BRAKES, raised awareness about safe driving and provided teenage drivers with advanced training at a controlled environment Saturday and Sunday at the Fairplex.
Cars stop at the intersection of D and Second streets, students walk through the crosswalk, more students walk, and it never stops. A proper intersection has a traffic light, where people and cars take turns yielding the right of way.
Parking around campus is an all too familiar gripe among University of La Verne students and staff members, but another thing that drivers have to endure is the fact that students, and other pedestrians, do not know how to use a crosswalk.
Though many believe that young adults do not truly understand the dangers of driving while texting, La Verne students understand the dangers and accept the laws and fines placed on the activity.
The Campus Activities Board held a No Cell Phone Zone event on Tuesday in front of the Campus Center.
t used to be that driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance was the most dangerous thing one could do while driving. But now texting while driving has surpassed DUI as even more dangerous.
You know it’s wrong. You know it’s illegal. And yet you still probably do it. Texting while driving has become an American ritual in recent years, one that many feel guilty about but refuse to discontinue.
My hands are tightly clenching the steering wheel as I feel my car shift in to the passing gear. And then I am on the freeway.