GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) There is a new anti-texting and driving campaign that’s using a powerful message to urge young drivers to put down their phones when their behind the wheel. Cook Funeral Home is behind #idrivetextfree. The campaign is targeted to both high school students and their parents. Students participated in a video where a high school student is killed while responding to his mother’s text.
Cook staff is working with local high school athletic directors to bring the message to students. The video will premier at the Jenison vs. Grandville High School football game on Thursday, August 28. The Cook staff and students will hand out #idrivetextfree wristbands and t-shirts to help spread the message. On Friday, August 29, they will be at the Grand Rapids Christian vs. South Christian football game.
The campaign will continue through the high school football season and into next year’s high school basketball season. Texting and driving is now the leading cause of death for teenagers, and the goal of Cook Funeral Home is to save as many young lives as possible.
Join the movement by taking a pledge to drive text free at www.idrivetextfree.com. You can also get a free wristband at Cook Funeral Home’s locations in Grandville and Byron Center.
Cook Funeral Home
4235 Prairie Street, Grandville
2067 84th Street, Byron Center