Chief of Police
2 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA 01730
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Bedford Police Crash Car in Front of High School to Raise Awareness for Prom Safety
BEDFORD – As students get ready for senior prom next week, Chief Robert Bongiorno and the Bedford Police Department have launched a campaign centered around prom safety and distracted driving.
The Bedford High School Senior Prom is Tuesday, May 31.
In order to raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving, the Bedford Police Department has staged a crashed car outside of Bedford High School and emblazoned the windshield with a sign that reads #JUSTDRIVE, the social media hashtag spearheading this year’s campaign.
“Though prom is next week, our students are headed into a season of fun – graduation, parties and summer activities are all ahead,” said Chief Bongiorno. “This campaign starts with prom, but serves as a reminder for students to be cautious, responsible, and alert all summer long.”
The crashed car was donated by Traveler’s Insurance through WTPhelan Insurance Agency, and will be displayed for the next few weeks in front of the high school’s campus.
Additionally, WTPhelan donated 500 Teen Driver Contracts for high school students. The contract serves as a guide for teenagers and their parents to develop a written agreement for a teen’s behavior on the road, and allows space for consequences should the contract be broken.