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Mangled car sits outside Newsome High School ahead of 'Trauma is No Accident' event on Tuesday

Posted at 10:28 AM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 19:41:56-05

LITHIA, Fla. — As part of Driving Tampa Bay Forward, ABC Action News is dedicated to stories and events that protect you on the roads and one event on Tuesday aims to educate teens drivers.

More Health, a Tampa non-profit, provides training to local school districts through hands on simulation with their trauma is no accident event.

The 50-minute program will take place at Newsome High School at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. ABC Action News is told students and their parents will be asked to sign up for their do not text while driving pledge.

The education event will ask students to focus on the road by putting down cell phones, music and other distractions that can lead to trauma.

Newsome's PTSA is hosting the event with the help of More Health, Clarkson Insurance out of Riverview.

"Every day we talk to teens and parents on safe driving and want everyone in our community to understand that what you do behind the wheel of a car can change your life and someone else's forever," said Peggy Clarkson, with Clarkson Insurance & Financial Group.

The event is free and open to the public.