Teens Encourage Others to Sign Pledge Against Distracted Driving

By KBJR News 1

November 7, 2011 Updated Nov 7, 2011 at 9:57 AM CDT

About a month ago local high school students got together and vowed not to drive while distracted. Now they're encouraging their classmates, teachers, and members of the community to do the same.

Students at Proctor High School got together to rally others in their commitment not to text and drive.

Part of their pledge drive included an assembly with speakers and short videos.

Ten other Northland high schools are participating in the Eyes Forward Campaign.

These Proctor Rails say they're committed to slowing the trend and hopefully saving some lives.

"I know it's never going to stop. I know not everybody is going to stop, but I want to see it at least die down a bit," Anthony Rogentine says about leading the Eyes Forward effort at Proctor High.

"Taking the pledge and wearing the bracelet on the hand that you text with, it just reminds me all the time that I shouldn't be texting while driving," says another Eyes Forward leader and Proctor Rail, Jennifer Asanovich.

To join the movement, print the pledge right here on our website, and once signed, take it to your local Papa Murphy's location to receive an "Eyes Forward" wristband.