Texting and Driving Safety Week at North Seattle schools

This week, officers from the North Precinct will be presenting a very powerful display to area students about the dangers of texting and driving.  The goal is to educate the next generation of drivers, and thereby reduce the number of accidents and fatalities.  This display will include the actual car that a young woman, Heather Lerch, was driving when she was killed while texting and driving in February of 2010.  Visit http://heathersstory.org/ for more information on Heather’s story and the campaign.  The display will be at the following schools on the following dates and is open to the public:

Ballard High School:  Monday, May 16th, morning through afternoon

Roosevelt High School:  Tuesday, May 17th, morning through afternoon

Bishop Blanchet High School:  Wednesday, May 18th, morning through afternoon

North Seattle Community College:  Thursday, May 19th, morning through afternoon

Nathan Hale High School:  Friday, May 20th, morning through afternoon

The Seattle Police Department would like to thank the Lerch family and the Washington State Patrol for allowing us to share this powerful message with the students.