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Message Monday - Be a champion for your family. Put the phone down.


4-5 be a championWhat does it mean to be a champion? One definition is “a person who fights or argues for a cause or on behalf of someone else.” We need “champions” in the fight against distracted driving. 

In your family, be the one who takes the lead to protect your clan. Stowing your phone when you’re driving shows your family and others riding with you that you’re serious about their wellbeing and models the kind of behavior you would like to see from them.


Always remember - “We are the champions” -

So far in 2021, there have been 47 deaths in traffic crashes. That is an increase of three since last Monday. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report at

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