The mission of S.T.A.T.I.C.™ Now Illinois is to raise the awareness of high school teenagers and community members to the dangers of texting and talking on a cellular phone while driving a car.
This initiative is sponsored by Clifford Law Offices and is conducted in conjunction with Lawrence Hall Youth Services, a not-for-profit child welfare agency.
According to the Automobile Association of America, 46% of all teen drivers have sent a text message while driving. Texting and talking on a cell phone slows the driver's reaction time by 35%. This is the number one distraction of all teenagers behind the wheel.
Through the use of driving simulators that students "drive" while talking or texting on a cell phone, S.T.A.T.I.C.™ Now Illinois will provide the chance for individuals to experience the serious consequences of distracted driving. The objective of S.T.A.T.I.C.™ Now Illinois is to raise awareness for teen safe driving and advocate for this driving simulator experience to be incorporated into the state of Illinois requirements of new teenage drivers to receive a driver's license.