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In Radnor, Students Get Sobering Reminders About Distracted Driving

(Photo provided by Radnor PD)

(Photo provided by Radnor PD)

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By Brad Segall

RADNOR, Pa. (CBS) — School district officials and Radnor police are driving home the dangers of distracted driving in a very visual way this week.

Students at Radnor High School returned from their Thanksgiving break to find a mangled vehicle outside the school’s main entrance.

The school is marking Driver Safety Week, and students will be learning about distracted driving in health class and filling out a brief survey about driver safety.

Dean of students Brett Thomas says it’s one of the most important safety issues facing their students.

“I think that what it does is, you know, you see that, wow, somebody walked away from that!  I mean, if you come and see the car — the two airbags are deployed and the front end damaged — to believe that somebody walked away from that is shocking,” he tells KYW Newsradio.

The damaged vehicle, which was actually involved in a texting-while-driving crash, was donated by a local car dealership and will be displayed throughout Radnor Township over the next three weeks.