SACRAMENTO – The California State Assembly passed Assemblyman Jay Obernolte’s (R-Hesperia) Assembly Concurrent Resolution 140, which declares April 27th, 2016 as “Don’t Text and Drive Day” and encourages schools and local communities to adopt and support programs to reduce the incidence of texting and driving.
“I’m proud to author this resolution and I hope that it encourages drivers to change their attitudes about texting and driving,” said Obernolte. “Texting while driving is six times more likely to cause an accident than driving while intoxicated, and yet an alarming number of Californians continue to do it. I hope that ACR 140 will call people’s attention to this serious problem.”
Assemblyman Obernolte was joined on the floor by Sandra Ganis and William Sayegh, co-founders of Stop Texting and Driving Today. Ganis and Sayegh founded their advocacy group in Hesperia in 2015 to educate teens about the dangers of texting and driving, working together with local high schools and business partners.
(From Left to right: Assemblyman Ken Cooley, Assemblyman Tom Lackey, William Sayegh, Sandra Ganis, and Assemblyman Jay Obernolte)
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