HLD Last Day of School
Monday, June 19, 2017
- 2-Hour Delayed Opening for Students
- Early Dismissal for Students
Did you know that the crash rate of teens escalates whenever their phone comes out of their pockets and into view while driving. This has become a serious epidemic across the state of Massachusetts. The Arbella Insurance Agency and former Lawrence Mayor Michael Sullivan aim to educate teens about this problem in a fun way.
Recently, they set up the Distractology 101 course in the back lot of the high school campus. The program set up inside the trailer teaches teens the dangers of texting and driving by running simulations of a real road and texting while driving a virtual car. They hope at least 80-100 students per school will be able to take the Distractology challenge.
The trailer will travel to 40 schools in Massachusetts this year. That means at least 3,200 students will get to try this course. Lawrence is only the second school to get a visit from the trailer so far this year. One teen who took the challenge said, “Texting causes accidents.” He thought this was an important cause to spread the word on the dangers of texting and driving. Keep it safe out there Lawrence.
Adapted from an article submitted by HLD students Ricardo Santana and Ruben Lara