What: Distractology 101: A Crash Course on Distracted Driving
When: Tuesday, October 30 – Saturday, November 3, 2012
Where: Newton North High School
457 Walnut Street
Newton, MA 02460
Why: To Stop Distracted Driving
How: Contact Joan@AronsonInsurance.com for more information
Distracted driving is a public safety concern and Newton North High School is partnering with Aronson Insurance of Newton to address this issue. From Tuesday, October 30 through Saturday, November 3, 2012, Arbella Insurance is sponsoring and coordinating an exciting initiative in partnership with Aronson Insurance. A mobile classroom trailer, outfitted with 2 simulator consoles, will teach students how distractions affect their safety. This program is called Distractology 101 and fits in well our School, PTSO, and community campaign of Just Think: Teens Making Smart Choices.
78 students will be able to take advantage of this free experience. They must already have their learner’s permit or their driver’s license to sign up and it must be during either a free block or after school. No student may miss class to participate.
The first part of the 45-minute training involves using the driver simulator in the mobile trailer, which will be located in the Lowell Avenue parking lot. The second part of Distractology 101 is an online reinforcement training, which students can complete later on from any computer in about 20 minutes.
Sign up will be first come first served basis starting on Monday, October 15th starting at 7:00am-7:45am and during lunch blocks at a table across from the cafeteria. The last day to sign up will be Friday October 19th. Students must bring their permit or license to sign up, as we must register names, birthdates, and the permit or license number. Students also must bring their schedules to confirm they will not be missing classes.
2 years ago, Adam London, an incoming NNHS Senior, died in a car crash and his family outreaches to many communities as well as our own. They have created a “Promise To Adam” campaign which asks young drivers to sign a pledge form concerning risky behavior and driving. A Promise To Adam pledge forms will be available at the sign up table and in the mobile classroom.
Please contact Alison Malkin, Prevention/Intervention Counselor, at 617-559-6237 or Alison_Malkin@newton.k12.ma.us with any questions or feel free to visit www.AronsonInsurance.com to see more details about this program.