The month-long campaign aims to educate students about the different types of driving distractions and teach ways to reduce dangerous behaviors as both a passenger and a driver.
The campaign, led by the class of 2021 student council, is part of the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey’s 8th Annual “U Got Brains Champion Schools Program,” in which New Jersey teens come together to create peer-to-peer campaigns that focus on driving safety.
Robbinsville’s campaign features one event per week throughout April, National Distracted Driving Awareness month.
Additionally, the students have tied each event into Robbinsville High’s Clash of the Classes, a school-wide competition where students earn points for their class through competitions held during the year. During the “Keep R Roads Safe” campaign, students can earn points for their class by participating in each event, which are listed below.
On April 6, a distracted driving survey was sent to students’ emails. Each student was only be able to take the survey once, and the grade levels with the most survey responses earned points for their classes.
On April 12, students can take photos in the photo booth at lunch to demonstrate what they think is the worst driving distraction. The best photos will be emailed out to staff to be voted on.
On April 17, students can sign a banner during all lunch periods to pledge to be a safe driver. Students will receive a pledge sticker once they have signed.
On April 24, staff and students are invited to the the Keep R Roads Safe Film Festival. There will be trivia questions in between videos to earn points for Clash of the Classes. The videos were created by the RHS Multimedia Classes. Students and staff will vote for the best video and prizes will be awarded.