NASCAR’s Kyle Petty, David Ragan and Erik Darnell will speak to local teens about dangers of driving while distracted
Nationwide Insurance brings DWD education program to New Technology High School at Garinger May 22
May 22, 2009
Lisa Cox 336-682-8488
Liz Christopher 614-249-7705
Charlotte, NC — Nationwide Insurance, in partnership with NASCAR star Kyle Petty and drivers of the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, David Ragan and Erik Darnell, will be speaking to teens at New Technology High School at Garinger about the dangers of committing DWD – Driving While Distracted.
Nearly 40 percent of teens and young adults send and receive text messages while driving and the same percentage were hit or almost hit by someone using their cell phone while driving, according to a 2008 survey sponsored by Nationwide Insurance.
Who: NASCAR star Kyle Petty, David Ragan and Erik Darnell speak
to local teens about the dangers of driving while distracted
When: Friday, May 22, 2009 at 1:15 p.m.
Where: New Technology High School at Garinger, 1100 Eastway Drive, Charlotte, NC
What: Visuals include a NASCAR simulator that show teens first hand the dangers of texting behind the wheel. NASCAR personalities will be available to the media for interviews and photography.
The NASCAR Nationwide Series will be at Lowe’s Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 23, 2009 for the Carquest Auto Parts 300. Coverage beings at 7 p.m. on ESPN 2.
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