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SAFE program increases driving safety awareness

SAFE program increases driving safety awareness

By Calder Hollond and Ashley Novo-Gradac

May 22, 2015

We’ve all heard the sayings like “click it or ticket," as well as the horror stories about fatal, yet avoidable, driving accidents. But even with driving safety being taught to us at an early age, do students at BLHS actually follow basic safety measures like putting on a seatbelt? That was the...

New year brings golf cart access to campus

New year brings golf cart access to campus

By Erin Schilling

May 12, 2015

Junior Drew Dohany rides the bus faithfully almost every day. As the buses pulled out of the loop after the 3:45 bell on one of the final days of first semester, he noticed that the construction on the long-awaited golf cart parking lot, complete with white-lined parking spaces, was completed. The new...

Cities ban cell phone use behind the wheel

Cities ban cell phone use behind the wheel

By Annabelle Archer, Lovejoy High School

February 9, 2015

Bans on the use of cellphones while driving are creeping closer to Dallas as Austin and San Antonio are the latest cities to make it illegal to use a phone behind the wheel of a car. But locally, there’s no such law on the horizon. “There have been no requests from any council members, or recommendations...

Dangers of distracted driving dissected

Dangers of distracted driving dissected

By Megan Parman, Klein Collins HS, Spring, Texas

February 17, 2014

Imagine driving the entire length of a football field at 55 miles per hour. Now imagine doing it blind. That 100-yard drive would take about 4.6 seconds, which is also the average amount of time spent sending or reading a text while driving according to Distraction.gov. There are three main types of distracted d...

Automo-bills: Fewer teens are hitting the road

Automo-bills: Fewer teens are hitting the road

By Abby Christensen, Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Mo.

January 9, 2014

When she turned 16, the first thing that came to mind for Elizah Becker was taking the driving exam to receive her license, empowering her to go wherever she pleased without relying on pestering parents to be her chauffeurs. However, according to The Wall Street Journal, driving is not as popular with...