Grimsley students create videos to show dangers of distracted driving

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Despite knowing the dangers of distracted driving, it is still happening.

Now, the Greensboro Police Department and high school students are teaming up for a campaign called “A Message 2 Die 4.”

On Friday, first responders will recreate an accident scene at Grimsley High School to show students the realistic consequences of texting and driving.

Daryl Reynolds knows distracted driving can be deadly. “I miss my babies, both of them,” says Daryl Reynolds, who lost both of his sons to a distracted driver.

Daryl was 15 and Isaiah was 11. The brothers were killed on Mother’s Day of 2010. A distracted semi-truck driver slammed into their car on Interstate 40 in Greensboro.

“We are left here to suffer the consequences of someone else’s decision,” explains Reynolds.

Theater students at Grimsley High School have been working on four short videos to show the rest of their school just how serious texting and driving is.

“I just want people to understand it doesn’t only affect you, it affects other people as well,” said Iyona Thomas, a senior at Grimsley.

The videos will be part of the Greensboro Police Department’s presentation on Friday.

More than 400 students are expected to attend.


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