FMU, FDOT say “put it down”

Students lead educational fair on dangers of texting and driving

Miami Times staff report | 10/10/2013, 9 a.m.

With the variety of different campaigns around the world advocating no texting and driving, Florida Memorial University [FMU] joins The Florida Department of Transportation [FDOT] in its “Put It Down” awareness campaign.

FDOT is sponsoring a “Don’t Text and Drive” educational fair on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at FMU’s Robinson Circle. This event is seeks to change the dangerous and deadly behavior of texting while driving. The event will also inform the public on the texting ban that took effect on October 1. The violation will be a secondary offense and has little exceptions.

Alongside with FMU, AT&T and American Automobile Association will be bringing out their distracted driving simulators that give a video game effect of texting while driving. The City of Miami Gardens Police Department, Verizon Wireless and Florida Highway Patrol will also be in attendance promoting their safety measures.