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Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan to present "It Can Wait" at Wakefield schools Friday

Posted by Christina Jedra  June 6, 2013 05:51 PM

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The following was submitted by the Middlesex District Attorney's Office: 

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan will lead two programs for more than 1,000 high school students in Wakefield on the dangers of distracted driving, including texting and driving. 

“It Can Wait” is an anti-texting educational presentation sponsored by the MDAO and its private non-profit partner, Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc. The program includes a powerful documentary, produced by AT&T, that features stories from individuals whose lives have been forever altered by texting while driving.  Students participating in the program will be asked to sign a pledge to never text and drive.

Car crashes are the number one cause of death for young people aged 15 to 24.  And despite laws in Massachusetts prohibiting texting while driving, many teens and adults continue drive while districted.  This program is an important effort to teach teens the dangers of districted driving and hopefully prevent such tragic crashes from occurring. 

WHAT:           “It Can Wait” – Distracted Driving Prevention Campaign

WHEN:           June 7, 2013

WHERE:        12:30 pm
                        Wakefield Memorial High School 
                        60 Farm St. 

1:30 pm
Northeast Metro Regional Vocational High School
100 Hemlock Rd. 

WHO:              
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan
Wakefield Police Chief Rick Smith 
Wakefield Memorial High School Principal        Dr. Kim Smith
Northeast Metro Regional Vocational High School Principal Dave Dibarri

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