Ga. Peach Queens Raise Awareness for Great Hang Up Pledge

6:25 PM, Jul 3, 2010   |    comments
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The 2010 Georgia Peach Queens are raising awareness on the new no texting while driving law at Lane Orchards.

Dozens of people came out for Lane Southern Orchards' Independence Day celebrations on Saturday afternoon and three Georgia Peach Queens talked to the visitors about our Great Hang Up pledge.

The Peach Queens passed out information on the law, and encouraged them to sign the pledge to put down their phones while driving.

Junior Peach Queen Lizzy Stanford is not old enough to get behind the wheel just yet, but she understands the dangers of cell phone use while driving.

"Texting while driving is very, very dangerous because you're looking down at your cell phone and not keeping your eyes on the road, and I think that's very dangerous," says Stanford.

Lauren Arnold, this year's Georgia Peach Queen, says she hopes the pledge gets the attention of young drivers.

"As a teenager, I know how prevalent texting and driving is. I think it's a wonderful new law. I think it's going to be very unpopular for the under eighteen crowd, but I do believe that this will keep our roads a little safer," says Arnold.

The law bans texting while driving for all drivers, and bans all cell phone use for drivers under 18.








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