In the age of technology, it is easier than ever to stay connected with friends and family. Anyone around the world is just a text message away. It’s often difficult for individuals to tear themselves away from those hand held devices that have virtually become an extension of our hands.
That constant connection still remains, even as we start the car and turn onto the highway. It is not uncommon to see drivers with phones to their ears and facing downward to type out a text message.
As a response to this behavior, the is holding a Distracted Driving Forum on June 6 at .
The forum comes just a few months after a while using her mobile device, according to police.
“The recent accident with the young girl, that wasn’t the sole reason we’re doing this,” said Sgt. Carol Ogrinc, “but it certainly was a contributing factor. I do like the teen driving laws, but there hasn’t been anything specifically about distracted driving.
“There’s just been so many accidents, we decided to do this forum,” said Ogrinc
Speakers will include Fran Mayko from AAA, Marie Winters Trant from Lewis School of Driving, Sergeant Carol Ogrinc from the New Canaan Police Department and guest speaker Jacy Good, who will share a personal experience related to distracted driving.
Teens and parents are encouraged by the police department to attend.
The forum will be held in the Wagner Room from 7 to 8:30 p.m.