Distracted Driving Program Now County-wide

Distracted Driving Program Now County-wide

Teens and their parents from around Clark County are invited to attend the #safeTEENfirst presentation at the John Legend Theatre in Springfield on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 7 – 9:30 pm. The theatre is located in the former Springfield South High School building, 700 S. Limestone Street. (The home of the Global Impact STEM Academy) and has ample parking.

The popular safe driving presentation was overwhelmingly accepted by members of the Greenon Local community last month and by popular demand, the organizers were able to offer this program again before the holidays in a larger venue suited to allow all of the local school students to participate.

Students age 15 and up in any Clark County school, including the City of Springfield can reserve a seat along with parents, teachers and guardians by sending names of those attending, school, phone number, address and e-mail address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

The program has grown since the first presentation in Enon to include Teresa Carper from SADD. Springfield City Schools, the Clark County Combined Health District, the Ohio State Patrol and the Village of Enon Police Department have all stepped up to support this program.

Organizers Sunnie Jenkins and Laura Wiedemann have been working with organizations throughout Clark County to make this programming available to all teens. “It Takes a Village” is a common theme for the organizers who would like all those who attend to know that by taking the pledge to be safe and arrive alive, they are entered into a drawing in May for a scholarship. Teens taking the pledge now and can provide proof of a clean driving record prior to graduation will be entered into the pool of those who may receive a scholarship that has been established through the Springfield Foundation.

Aryn Waag and Devin Williams the mother and sister of two Greenon High School students who tragically lost their lives this past August in a rollover crash in Greene County will also be part of the panel of guest speakers. Lt. Mike Holler of the Enon Police Department and a representative from the Ohio State Patrol will be on hand to share information on how teens and all drivers can avoid accidents by staying focused and not being distracted.

If you would like more information on this program, check the FaceBook page of #safeTEENfirst.

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