NC group fights against distracted driving

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- Michael Jackson and his traveling tour bus and classroom are in high demand.

He’s the executive director of the Crash Prevention Network of North Carolina.

Over the past five days, more churches and schools have invited him to speak against distracted driving.

"They want us to come speak and see if we can reach their kids," Jackson said.

The invitations came pouring in after 32-year-old Courtney Ann Stafford died Thursday on Business 85 in High Point.

She crashed into a truck after crossing a median. Police say seconds before the crash she posted a status on Facebook.

"This is a very real situation," Jackson said, whose bus makes 80 to 90 stops across the state a year.

Her death made national headlines and caused parents to reach out to the group.

Bob Owens drives the bus filled with pictures of victims killed by distracted drivers.

"These tools are dangerous if used at the wrong time," said Owens, holding a cell phone.

He uses props and videos to teach students both young and old a simple message.

"There's absolutely nothing on here that is worth killing somebody," Owens said.

1 Comment

  • FaithC

    So glad this man does this, but unfortunately people who text and drive feel they are the one who can do it safely. They truly don’t think anything will happen to them.

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