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GVR The District Hosts Hazards of Texting & Driving Event With Peyton List

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

Disney Channel’s Peyton List to Speak

About the Hazards of Texting and Driving

 no text logoAccording to the United States Department of Transportation, cell phones are involved in 1.6 million auto crashes each year that cause a half million injuries and take 6,000 lives. Teen drivers are four-times more likely than adults to get into car crashes or near-crashes when talking or texting on a cell phone. On August 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., The District at Green Valley Ranch asks the community to join its pledge to not text and drive. The center hosts Shop & Text to encourage teen drivers to stay off their phones while driving. Disney’s Peyton List will be making a special appearance and will speak about the dangers of texting and driving, present a video on the subject and hold a Q&A session. List is known for her roles on Disney Channel’s “Jessie,” “Bunk’d” as well as films “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” “Remember Me,” and “27 Dresses.” Shop & Text will take place on Main Street, by the Courtyard.

The event will feature special retailer offers, DJ, music, free photo booth, and free temporary flash and henna tattoos. Photo booth participants will receive a scratch off card for the chance to win prizes including a $500 shopping spree at The District of Green Valley Ranch.

“The numbers representing the dangers of cell phone use while driving is shocking, and it is alarming to think about how high the numbers are amongst teen drivers,” said Heath McCue, CMD, Director of Marketing for The District of Green Valley Ranch. “Our job in the community is to help shed light on the dangers of texting and driving, and we hope that Shop & Text at The District at Green Valley Ranch will not only educate people, but will also have a significant impact on saving lives.”

AT&T is joining the pledge to make a difference with their app AT&T DriveMode®, which curbs the urge to text and drive. AT&T DriveMode® silences message alerts and auto-replies when driving to let friends and family know you can’t respond. For more information on DriveMode®, CLICK HERE . For more information on taking the pledge to stop texting and driving, visit http://www.itcanwait.com/all.