In honor of Valentine’s Day, a high school teen is asking his peers to take a pledge against distracted driving for that special someone.
Bryan Epstein, a current senior at Freehold Township High School, joined the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club during his freshman year. Becoming more passionate about the cause, Epstein joined two national clubs that promote driving safety during his high school career. Now as a senior, Epstein has combined the SADD club’s efforts with Allstate to bring the Allstate 'X the Txt' program to his home High School.
According to the ‘X the Text’ Facebook page, “Allstate is raising awareness of the dangers of texting while driving. To date, more than 125,000 people have made the pledge not to text and drive.”
From 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. today, Epstein and his club will be in the Freehold Township High School cafeteria urging students to sign up and add their thumb print to a pledge banner as a symbol of their promise not use their cell phones while driving.
“Everyone has had a great enthusiasm for the event,” explained Epstein. “Students have realized how important it is and the significance behind taking the pledge not only for their safety but for the safety of their passengers as well.”
The 120-member club has been promoting the event through the school’s announcements and is expecting a large number of students to take the pledge for their special someone today.