Darby No Longer Distracted, Zoo FM’s TXTING KILLS Campaign
Darby High School students have a new fashion accessory today. ZooFM's Tallest DJ In America and special guest speaker Charmell Petroff Owens, the program director for the Ravalli County Drug Free Communities Program presented the "TXTING KILLS MONTANA" campaign at an assembly of the Darby students Friday, Jan. 27.
Following the presentation, which shows how texting while driving can cause fatal accidents, the students were asked to sign a pledge stating that they wouldn't text and drive. They were then each given a thumb band with the words "TXTING KILLS" on it. The teachers at the assembly also joined in signing the pledge.
The presentation has been given to a number of area schools, as the Missoula stations of Zoo-FM, The Blaze, The View, KYSS-FM, KGVO, KLYQ and KMPT try to stop people from texting and driving. We also recently visited the Missoula UPS drivers, and they too signed the pledge following our presentation.
The DJs have also posted a graphic video from Wales on their websites that shows possible consequences of texting while driving. States and cities around the country have been passing new laws, cracking down on drivers using mobile devices while driving. We're hoping to do our part to save lives.
If you'd like the presentation to be given at your school, please contact one of the Townsquare Media radio stations in Missoula. Our main phone number is 728-9300, or you can contact us through our websites or Facebook pages. The traveling show is about 30 minutes long, including the sign-up and thumb band distribution, and is high-energy.