Michigan State Police works with Verizon to combat distracted driving

Verizon and the Michigan State Police said they have launched a collaboration designed to educate Michigan high school students on the dangers of distracted driving.

Colonel Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the Michigan State Police and Verizon Vice President of Communications Jeffrey Nelson, made the joint announcement at Novi High School with the support of Senator Mike Kowall of Michigan´s 15th District and Novi Community Schools Superintendent, Dr. Steve Matthews.

Statewide, the Michigan State Police dedicates 33 community service troopers (CSTs) to educate the public on prevention, education and awareness issues, including distracted driving. The CSTs will assist in the distribution of thousands of awareness-raising phone wallets, displaying the message “One Text or Call Could Wreck It All,” courtesy of Verizon.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, employs a diverse workforce of 178,500 and generated more than USD127 billion in 2014 revenues. Verizon Wireless operates America´s most reliable wireless network, with 109.5 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America´s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.