Huntsville students debate important topic of Distracted Driving

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Jones Valley's 5th grade G.A.T.E. students participated in The Great Debate. (Photo: Joe King)

Jones Valley’s 5th grade G.A.T.E. students participated in The Great Debate. (Photo: Joe King)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Wednesday, students at Jones Valley Elementary weighed in on an important topic.  They wanted to get to the bottom of a big problem in our community, and everywhere, unfortunately — to determine who is responsible for stopping distracted driving.

Photo: Joe King

Photo: Joe King

We feel very strongly about this cause.  WHNT News 19 is in the midst of a year-long campaign against distracted driving.  Every day,  people are injured or killed in wrecks because of distracted drivers.  These can include drivers who are texting, eating, checking their watch — you name it — taking your eyes off the road for just a second can cause a wreck.

The school’s debate was organized by Morris, King & Hodge, our partners in our Distracted Driving Project.  WHNT News 19’s David Kumbroch was one of the judges.

We’ll have more coverage Wednesday on WHNT News 19 at 6:30 p.m.