NHS students weigh-in on the topic of texting and driving

Editor’s Note: Evening Sun intern Tori Russell interviewed six students from Norwich High School, grades 10 to 12, asking them about the new texting-while-driving legislation. Half of those were confused at first, as they were unaware that new legislation had even been passed, yet after learning that it had, all had an opinion on the topic.

The first student, a tenth grade male who had recently received his license, said that, while he didn’t text and drive or even know anyone that did, he thought that the law was a good one, that it just “made sense,” while a second student – a tenth grade female, soon to be licensed to drive – said she thought the law in general was “stupid.”

“Texting and driving isn’t safe, but there shouldn’t be such a big penalty,” she added.

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