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Sahuarita Teen Advisory Council partners with PAG on video to discourage distracted driving

STAC created a distracted driving video geared toward teenage drivers. (Source: Pima Association of Governments/Sahuarita Teen Advisory Council) STAC created a distracted driving video geared toward teenage drivers. (Source: Pima Association of Governments/Sahuarita Teen Advisory Council)
SAHUARITA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Sahuarita Teen Advisory Council (STAC) has helped create a video to discourage distracted driving, targeting teenage drivers.  STAC partnered with the Pima Association of Governments (PAG) to create the video.  

“The video project was selected as a launch project to help raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving,” said PAG Executive Director Farhad Moghimi, in a recent release. 

According to a recent PAG release, the group has been working with youth/teen advisory councils across the county to help develop action plans that target youth, to help promote safety while bicycling, walking, riding the bus, and especially driving a vehicle.  

Cell phone use, social media use, texting, eating and speeding while driving have caused the number of crashes among teenagers to rise.  According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 3,179 people were killed in distracted driving crashes.  

In order to put the video together, STAC researched facts on distracted driving.  It will be shared with teens across Pima County in May, which is also National Youth Distracted Driving month.   

“STAC has been instrumental not only in helping to provide engaging activities and events for Sahuarita youth but also in encouraging teens to be aware of health and public safety,” said Sahuarita Town Manager Kelly Udall, in a recent release. “We’re proud of STAC and how effective they are and all that they do for our community.”

The video can be viewed by clicking here: www.WalkSafeDriveSafe.com

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