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AAA: Schools Open Drive Carefully

AAA Northern New England, East End Community School and Portland Police Department Warns Drivers, Parents and Students to Stay Alert and Avoid Being “Intexticated” When School Bells Ring Again

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WHAT:  AAA Northern New England, East End Community School and Portland Police Department are combining efforts to prevent traffic tragedies as students return to school in cars and buses, as well as on bikes and on foot. AAA will also release a new public service announcements (PSA) encouraging passengers to speak up to prevent distracted driving.


  •  Pat  Moody, Manager of Public Affairs, AAA Northern New England
  • Boyd Marley, Principal, East End Community School
  • Assistant Chief Heath Gorham, Portland Police Department

WHEN:  10 a.m., Friday, September 3rd, 2021                        

WHERE:   East End Community School (front steps)
                  95 North St., Portland, ME 04101

WHY:  As many Maine students return to school for the first time since the pandemic began, AAA is reminding drivers, parents and students to to be especially vigilant before and after school hours. To prevent traffic-related injuries and fatalities to students heading back to school, drivers need to slow down and stay alert in school zones and in neighborhoods.

VISUALS:    New AAA distracted driving PSA’S
                     Speak up (crash)
                     Speak up (no crash)
                     Crash and no crash side-by-side-

PHONE:        Pat Moody (Cell) 207- 838-8957                                                              


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