Monday, April 11, 2011

"These students want to deal with the problem"

"When teachers or adults talk to students, it seems like they're talking down to them," Loureiro said. "We're talking to them as peers." 
The program, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Dean College Campus Center, is targeted to college and high school juniors and seniors. But it is open to the community at large, organizers said. 
Speakers will educate attendees about the causes of distracted driving, stress the importance of keeping two hands on the wheel and discuss ways technology - often at the root of the cause - could play a role in the solution, organizers said. 
"The answer isn't turn off the technology," said Parry Aftab, a lawyer who founded the Teenangels initiative in 1999 and runs the Internet safety website "It's let's make the technology safer, smarter and better. You're not going to drive in a quiet car all by yourself."
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