"No Texting and Driving" awareness event for TTU Homecoming week - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

"No Texting and Driving" awareness event for TTU Homecoming weekend

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The TTU Student Government Association will be partnering with AT&T in sponsoring a "No Texting and Driving" event that will take place during Homecoming weekend.  The proclamation will be announced at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Red Raider Lounge in the Student Union Building, with Chancellor Kent Hance, Michael Shonrock and state Sen. Robert Duncan in attendance as special guests.

Already 20 states have made texting while driving illegal, with Texas being the only state that penalizes just school bus operators and novice drivers. According to the University of Utah, cell phone use while driving has as much of an effect on driver reaction time as blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent. 

The Student Government Association and AT&T want to ensure our students are aware of the increased dangers of texting while driving, especially during this Homecoming weekend, when many students will be traveling on the road.  

Copyright 2010 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Trump tweets, McCain return set stage for health bill vote

    Trump tweets, McCain return set stage for health bill vote

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 5:06 AM EDT2017-07-25 09:06:16 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:58 AM EDT2017-07-25 14:58:07 GMT

    At least a dozen GOP senators have openly said they oppose or criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's legislation, which he's revised as he's hunted Republican support.

    At least a dozen GOP senators have openly said they oppose or criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's legislation, which he's revised as he's hunted Republican support.

  • Trump asks about firing Sessions, calls his position 'weak'

    Trump asks about firing Sessions, calls his position 'weak'

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 4:26 AM EDT2017-07-25 08:26:14 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-07-25 14:59:26 GMT

    Privately, Trump has speculated aloud to allies in recent days about the potential consequences of firing Sessions, according to three people who have recently spoken to the president.

    Privately, Trump has speculated aloud to allies in recent days about the potential consequences of firing Sessions, according to three people who have recently spoken to the president.

  • Kushner returns to Capitol Hill for 2nd day of interviews

    Kushner returns to Capitol Hill for 2nd day of interviews

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 3:46 AM EDT2017-07-25 07:46:13 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-07-25 14:59:23 GMT

    President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner will return to Capitol Hill Tuesday for a second day of private meetings with congressional investigators.

    President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner will return to Capitol Hill Tuesday for a second day of private meetings with congressional investigators.

Powered by Frankly