September 19, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Arrive Alive Tour Proves Texting Effects on Driving

The Springfield Police Department will be partnering with the Greene County Sheriff's Office and Central Bible College to host the Arrive Alive Tour, a National tour stopping in cities throughout the US to demonstrate the effects of texting while driving.

The tour will stop at CBC's main campus on September 21st from 11:30am to 5:30pm in which visitors will be allowed to drive a simulator and text at the same time, demonstrating the effects texting has on coordination and reaction time.

In the US, texting and driving causes more than 5,000 deaths per year and more accidents than drivers who are intoxicated.

Currently, the State of Missouri does not allow texting for drivers who are under the age of 21.

Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: Lt. Roger Moore

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South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
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