Strawberry Crest High School and Absolute Auto Repair hope to stop texting while driving.
Tampa, FL – Texting while driving at 55 miles per hour is like driving blindfolded for the length of a football field.
To raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving, Scott and Cathy Kudlinski, owners of Absolute Auto Repair, teamed up with Strawberry Crest High School.
Absolute Auto Repair donated 2300 “No Texting” thumb rings with pledge cards focused on not texting and driving.
To inspire participation one lucky winner receives a stretched limo from Paradise Worldwide Transportation for 8 students for the Home Coming Dance this Friday the 19th.
“Because we are located a block from Strawberry Crest we saw more and more students texting while driving to and from school,” said Cathy Kudlinski.
We wanted to do something to make a difference because we’ve seen many of the students grow up as their parents brought them to the shop, to them becoming teenagers and driving their cars in for service.
“Not only did the students get excited about the contest but so did the teachers at Strawberry Crest,” said Scott Kudlinski.
Teachers handed out the No Texting thumb bands and pledge cards in home room and we collected them during an assembly in the gym and at the lunch cafeteria.
The Winner will be announced this Thursday at the Home Coming game and 8 lucky Strawberry Crest students will ride in style Friday night to the Home Coming Dance.
To keep the focus on “No Texting and Driving” all year long we are giving away $50 gift cards whenever we see the pledge card in a student’s car.” Cathy says.