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No Text Zone: On the Road at Mechanicville HS

MECHANICVILLE -- High school students took a pledge on Tuesday that could not only save their lives, but also the lives of every driver on the road.
The CBS6 "No Text Zone: On the Road" program visited Mechanicville High School.  CBS6 morning anchor Julia Dunn was joined by Mike Raucci of New Country Motor Car Group and Andrew Finkelstein of Finkelstein and Partners Law Firm.  The students were presented with raw statistics, consequences of texting while driving, and even a digital simulation of a motorcycle accident that was used in a recent court case.
Students will spend the next few days learning about the dangers of distracted driving, including drinking, texting, and talking on the phone.
Tuesday's assembly was part of a larger initiative brought to the school by the Saratoga County Cornell Cooperative Extension, a No Text Zone community partner.  New County Motor Car Group and Finkelstein and Partners are sponsors of the No Text Zone program.
The students were