Students in the College of Southern Idaho’s Phi Theta Kappa honors program will host several events the week of Nov. 12 to encourage their fellow students not to text and drive. Campus displays, demonstrations, and discussions are aimed at providing strong messages about the possible consequences of distracted driving.
Phi Theta Kappa will staff a display in the CSI Student Union from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 13 and 14. They’ll encourage students to sign a pledge poster that they won’t text and drive and hand out bracelets and thumb rings as reminders. Representatives of the Buhl and Twin Falls Police Departments will be available at the PTK booth on Tuesday to answer questions and discuss traffic laws.
At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, CSI’s Law Enforcement Program will sponsor an activity on the lawn north of the Student Union where students can try to navigate a golf cart through a designated course while texting. That same morning, CSI Theater students will put make up on PTK students to make them appear to have been killed in a texting and driving accident.
At 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, the Sauer family of Caldwell, whose daughter Taylor was killed last year while texting and driving, will speak in room 118 of the Shields building.
The week’s activities will conclude with two showings – at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – of the Internet movie ‘COW’ about Cassie Cowan, whose texting and driving caused an accident that resulted in four deaths. The film will show in the Student Union fireside room.