Sorority Promotes Safe Driving

Omega Phi Chi to pledge against texting while driving

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Sorority Promotes Safe Driving
Amanda Petty

Sisters of Omega Phi Chi at Meet the Greeks 2015
The Cougar's Byte

In all of the 50 states in America, there is some form of a ban involving texting and driving. According to, “five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55 mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded.”

Omega Phi Chi Multicultural Sorority, Incorporated is taking a stand against distracted driving and is holding the event iFocus. The sisters will be asking students to sign the petition that states the signee will put his or her phone away while operating a vehicle. Stop by Omega Phi Chi’s table in the Miron Student Center (MSC) on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, from 3:30 to 4:40 p.m. and take the pledge.

Yes, a majority of students lead busy lives and are in high demand 24-7, which constitutes their cellphones to be their lifelines of a sort. But remember, all lifelines have end dates. Don’t let texting while driving be the cause of a person’s lifeline to end.

about the author

Amanda Petty is double majoring in English-writing and communication studies while also pursuing a minor in marketing. Amanda has been a member of The Cougar's Byte, as an Editor and now Senior Editor, since Fall 2014. In her senior year at Kean University, she is excited to strive after a career in book publishing. The ultimate goal is to go into the editorial department, ideally working with young adult fiction.