Don’t be a distracted driver!

Don’t be a distracted driver!

Dear Editor,

Forks Young Life has partnered with State Farm & Washington Traffic Safety Coalition to help bring awareness of distracted driving. As a young driver in this town, I am very aware of the distracted driving problem in our community. The largest distraction is cellphones, which is extremely dangerous and it is only a matter of time before someone loses their life because of texting and driving.

We live in a small town where there is not much traffic and you don’t have to drive very far to get to where you’re going. If it only takes a maximum average of 10 minutes to get to your destination, WAIT! I encourage everyone to turn off your phone or put it in the trunk for just those few minutes so that it does not become a temptation to check while driving. Just doing this simple thing will decrease the likelihood of an accident and keep everyone on and around the road much safer!

Nicole Rasmussen

Forks Young Life