Team T.O.M. green ribbon magnets and school banners can be seen all over Elk Grove! Have you taken the pledge to Take One Minute? You can put a magnet on your car or help bring a vinyl banner to your school – visit our Facebook page to learn more!
To read the full article, please click here: http://elkgrove.patch.com/articles/teens-stake-out-intersections-find-startling-levels-of-distracted-driving
Team T.O.M. supports the teen club's efforts to get pledges from fellow students to drive without distractions. Take One Minute to put down your cell phone and watch for kids in school zones!
Recently, cyclist and lawyer Bob Mionske posted an item on his Road Rights blog about drivers who claim not to see cyclists before an accident, which he calls the “Ignorance is Bliss” defense. Mionske points out, however, that it is a driver’s sole job to drive carefully and mindfully.
Team T.O.M.’s mission is to remind drivers to always be aware of their surroundings, particularly while driving near schools.
Runners and walkers of all fitness levels are invited to train and race with Team T.O.M. this spring for The Running of the Elk Half Marathon or 5K. This terrific hometown event has the perfect distance for you:
- Have you been running or walking for a while, maybe even participated in a few 5Ks? Then you’re ready to be part of a half-marathon relay team!
- Are you looking for a big challenge? The half-marathon is going to require some commitment, but the pride you’ll feel at completion will be worth every minute!
- Not sure you could even run around the block, let alone 3.1 miles? Of course you can!
An informational meeting will be held in a few weeks, but it’s not too early to think about your racing goals. Get outside for a walk or a run today!
Training with Team T.O.M. is a fun and healthy way to give back to the Elk Grove community - running with a team is a great way to lose weight and gain new friends! Most importantly, your participation helps Team T.O.M. spread the word about driving safely in school zones.