WFMY News 2 - Thousands of you have decided to put down your phone behind the wheel. You've signed WFMY News 2's Great Hang Up Pledge. And now we're taking it one step further. We're showing drivers exactly what happens when you talk, text and drive.
It's part of our first ever "The Great Hang Up - Drive To Survive" event on Saturday, Nov. 20th.
WFMY is partnering with StreetSafe U.S. The group puts teenagers in a hands-on driving course. The safety program shows teenagers why driving distracted is dangerous. They're put in the drivers seat and have to navigate their way around the course using devices that impair their ability to drive.
WFMY News 2 is taking the first 60 participants to register on www.digtriad.com. You need to be 18 or older and have a valid driver's license.
StreetSafe U.S. is having a similar event on Nov. 13th. There are 30 seats open.
Where: Western Guilford High School- 409 Friendway Road; Greensboro
Register at www.StreetSafeUS.com
Young drivers between the ages of 15-21 are welcome. Parents are required to attend first 90 minutes and encouraged to stay and watch their teens experience the driving exercises.
You can take the Great Hang Up pledge by clicking here.
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