By MARTHA McCLAIN
Special to the PRESS
A badly wrecked vehicle at the entrance to Hwy. 100 and FM 510 will soon signify the deadly effects that can occur while texting and driving, as part of the new Laguna Vista Cares campaign. A message near the vehicle will read, “One Text Can Wreck It All.”
A month-long effort designed to educate the public about the dangers of texting and driving is scheduled during the month of May in Laguna Vista, with police and other town officials promoting the message, City Manager Rolando Vela told elected officials at their April meeting.
“No other city in the Valley is doing this,” he added. “We want to talk to students, not just from Laguna Vista, to raise awareness of the dangers.”
A community-wide launch the Laguna Vista CARES Campaign to encourage motorists to stop texting and driving is planned for Saturday from 10 a.m-12 noon at Roloff Park in Laguna Vista, located off of FM 510. The public is invited. The kick-off party will include hot dogs and other free snacks. Give-aways will include a ring that reminds, “Wait to Text.”
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