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Kidder County Public Schools

"We can end distracted driving in our school."

The North Dakota Department of Transportation announced Kidder County as North Dakota's first Vision Zero School on Monday, March 9, 2020. 

A total of 10 students signed traffic safety pledges and became student leaders. As a group, they decided to put their focus on distracted driving as many students have a 15 to 40 mile commute to and from school each day. 

"You see phones everywhere these days," says Kidder County Senior Teanna Binder. "The last place you want to see a phone is in a driver's hand on the road. By teaming up with Vision Zero, I think we can end distracted driving in our school for good."

Kidder County received a banner and developed three distracted driving PSAs to use on their website/social media, at sporting events, morning announcements and more. They will also be holding a school-wide Distracted Driving Challenge! Students are encouraged to download the Lifesaver App and log their "safe miles driven." The group with the most miles driven distraction-free will receive a pizza party.