Grim Reminder

Distracted driving goes beyond simply texting and driving. Did you know that the leading cause of distracted driving crashes happen when teens are interacting with other passengers? Other factors of distracted driving include cell phone use, looking at something inside or outside of the vehicle, moving to music, grooming, and reaching for an object.
Distracted driving goes beyond simply texting and driving. Did you know that the leading cause of distracted driving crashes happen when teens are interacting with other passengers? Other factors of distracted driving include cell phone use, looking at something inside or outside of the vehicle, moving to music, grooming, and reaching for an object.

Every 53 minutes, someone dies from distracted driving. In memory of those who lost their lives, and to help prevent future loss of life, the SADD Club (Students Against Destructive Decisions) led the Grim Reaper program on Monday, May 21st.  A student dressed as the Grim Reaper walked around Walt Whitman High School on Monday as a stark reminder of the risks of distracted driving. 

Every 53 minutes a bell rang at Whitman and a student was pulled out of a class as a reminder of the tragic loss of life associated with distracted driving. The students in the club then met at the end of the day to display signs with messages about the risks of distracted driving.   The club led by Mrs. Zamow, the club adviser, Tania Sood (President), Imman Sohail (Treasurer), and Rachel Vaughan (Vice President) did an amazing job organizing and delivering this high impact program.  Thank you to the following students who were pulled out of class and posed for a dramatic picture at the end of the day:  Alyssa Denis, Rithik Sharma, Shawna Bonilavari, Casey Perez, Olivia Pulvirenti, Freddy Leon, Cinthia Vides Sorto, and Maxwell Morris.