Multiple government agencies are partnering to give students scholarship opportunities.
The scholarships have been conducted in the past to help promote safe driving behind the wheel – especially when it comes to teens using their mobile devices. The “Drive Now. TXT L8R” campaign gives $5-thousand scholarships.
Texting and smoking bans are possible next year if legislators pass legislation proposed by a State Senator and a State Representative.
A statewide smoking ban is being proposed by State Representative Charlie Brown. Governor Mitch Daniels said he would sign a bill if it hits his desk.
Over 30 states have some type of ban on texting while driving, but not Indiana. That may change soon because legislators are being made aware of the dangers of driving and texting.