For Immediate Release
February 6, 2017
Contact: Krysta West, 287-1664
Photo Caption: Sen. Scott Cyrway, Chief Tom Gould, Rep. Picchiotti, Rep. Nadeau, Owen Smith
FAIRFIELD – On Monday, February 6, some Fairfield area legislators attended a school assembly at Lawrence High School. The assembly was held with AT&T and in conjuncture with the Secretary of State’s Office to warn students of the dangers of texting while driving as part of the It Can Wait program.
In attendance was Senator Scott Cyrway (R-Kennebec), Representative John Picchiotti (R-Fairfield), Representative Catherine Nadeau (D-Winslow), Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, Fairfield Police Chief Tom Gould and Owen Smith, a representative of AT&T.
Senator Cyrway and Rep. Picchiotti both took a few moments to greet the students and discuss with them the dangers of texting while driving. Secretary Dunlap and Owen Smith then presented the program, sharing stories and statistics about the dangerous consequences of texting while driving.
“One out of every four accidents in the United States are caused by texting and driving, which means that one out of every four accidents are 100% preventable,” said Sen. Cyrway. “I was glad to have the opportunity to share this message with students in Fairfield. Even if our talk prevents only one accident, it was well worth it.”