The MSU Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women will hold an informational session today from noon to 4:00 p.m. in the University Student Center to launch a campus-wide campaign to end distracted driving. NCNW asks all members of the Morgan community to come and learn key data on injuries and fatalities associated with distracted driving, participate in their distracted driving obstacle course, and to sign the pledge to end cell phone usage and texting while driving.
The event is the unofficial kickoff of the campaign developed by the Morgan State National Transportation Center (NTC), and presented in partnership with state and federal Departments of Transportation. The NTC will host a national transportation symposium on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 on transportation funding, when, during the luncheon, it will also explain new laws and additional campus efforts to discourage distracted driving. For more information on the conference, visit www.ntcconference.org.
Read the pledge below and voice your support for the initiative on the MSU Facebook page at Facebook.com/MorganStateUniversity
“I pledge to honor the safety and well-being of my fellow Morganites and my community by not texting and using my cell phone while I am driving. I will be an advocate for my family, my friends and classmates to also end this dangerous practice, understanding that no text or phone call is more important than their lives or my own.”