Broward County, EyesOnNews.com staff (May 16, 2013) - Florida Governor Rick Scott has less than a week to sign into law a bill banning texting while driving. Recent national news headlines on this issue include:
- CDC study: Texting, driving may coincide with other risky teen behaviors
- More Teens Killed Texting While Driving Than Drinking – Newsmax.com
- U.S. carriers line up against texting while driving
The Broward Regional EMS Council have joined a campaign to bring awareness to the growing problem of texting while driving, particularly among younger drivers.The campaign of “Take 5 to Stay Alive. Don’t Text and Drive” is using Gabby Chaves as their spokesperson.
Chaves is a 19-year-old Weston resident and a leading race car driver in the Indy Lights series. Chaves and the council believe teens are more likely to listen to a peer rather than a much older person.
Tuesday, Chaves was on hand when the Broward County Commission issued a proclamation declaring May as “Take 5 to Stay Alive. Don’t Text and Drive” month.
EyesOnNews had a chance to talk to Chaves and County Commissioner Chip LaMarca about the proclamation: