Stop and Think. Is that text worth it? You’ve been drinking, should you really be driving? Do you want to make it home to your family? Driving safely should be your priority when you get behind the wheel. Keep watching to learn the facts (#FCT) about impaired and distracted driving.

Fact 1: Every day in America, 29 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes. That’s one person every 50 minutes.

Fact 2: It’s not just impairment by drugs or alcohol that reduces reaction time behind the wheel. A study found that distracted drivers can experience a 35% decline in reaction time.

Fact 3: Under New York State Law, you can be fined up to $200 for your first offense using a cell phone while you drive.

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Awareness leads to knowledge, and knowledge gives YOU the power to make a change. Keep watching to learn the facts (#FCT) about Teen Dating Violence and join in the fight to end dating violence.

Fact 1: Dating violence can be: Physical (Hitting, slapping, and kicking), Emotional, Verbal, Sexual, Financial (Taking your money), and Digital (sending threats through text, stalking on social media, and forcing you to share passwords).

Fact 2: Nearly 20.9% of female high school students and 13.4 % of male high school students report being physically or sexually abused by a dating partner. 

Fact 3: Only 33% of teenage dating abuse victims ever told anyone about it. 

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School is back in session and that means your safety can be at risk. Campuses can be hard to navigate. Criminals prey on people who seem lost or unsure in new surroundings. When you are on campus, remember these facts (#FCT): 

Fact 1: There is safety in numbers

Fact 2: In an emergency situation, it is always best to know where the campus emergency blue light phones are located. 

Fact 3: A situation can be easily avoided by detecting it early and leaving the area. 

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