The National Auto Body Council® Joins Forces with the Collision Repair Education Foundation and Hertz to Educate Students about the Dangers of Distracted Driving

THE NATIONAL AUTO BODY COUNCIL® JOINS FORCES WITH THE COLLISION REPAIR EDUCATION FOUNDATION AND HERTZ TO EDUCATE STUDENTS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF DISTRACTED DRIVING

 The NABC Distracted Driving Initiative Shares the “It Can Wait” Program with Students at Kingswood Park High School in Houston

 CHARLOTTE (December 5, 2019) – This week, students at Kingswood Park High School in Houston experienced a virtual education program – one that shared the dangers of distracted driving. Thanks to support from Hertz, the National Auto Body Council® Distracted Driving Initiative™ was able to bring the “It Can Wait” program to hundreds of high school students participating in the Collision Repair Education Foundation Career Fair at the school.

The program features virtual reality goggles through which students can see first-hand how quickly taking their eyes and attention off the road can lead to dangerous results.  Students were able to take the “It Can Wait” pledge and share their commitment not to let distracted driving impact their safety on the road.  More than 500 students participated in the event.

“For teen drivers, the dangers of driving distracted are even greater,” said Brandon Rodriguez of Hertz.  “We want to help them understand how even a glance at your phone or your entertainment center in your vehicle can lead to an accident.  Armed with smart tips for reducing distraction and their personal pledge to drive safely, we hope they can not only protect themselves on the road but be role models for their friends and family.”