“The statistics concerning teen deaths as a result of automobile accidents were alarming. We often associate teen auto accidents with the influence of drugs or alcohol, but we all benefited from the reminder that while driving, we are operating deadly machinery that requires all our focus.
“I was snacking on some dry Cheerios on my way to school Monday and dropped one on the floor of my car. Remembering Friday’s assembly, I didn’t even glance down, avoiding any distraction that might have affected my driving. If such an assembly saves just one life or needless injury, the time was well spent.”
The assembly also provided an opportunity for parents and their children to have meaningful discussions about ways to stay safe as both drivers and passengers.