Reach Out and Read

Rivertown Pediatrics is proud to be part of a new program entitled Reach Out and Read through which we are able to give a new book to every child who comes to our office for a well child check-up from the ages of 6 months to 5 years.

The goal of this program is to promote a love of books and reading in the coming generation.

We are currently looking for New or “Gently Used” books to be able to offer to the siblings of these children, so no child will be left out.

If you are interested in helping with this important project, please contact Debra Ledbetter at 327-1281.

We thank you and the children of Columbus thank you!

  

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Columbus, GA 31909

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Texting and Driving Statistics:

  • National Safety Council reports 2 out of 3 teens admit they use apps while driving and 27% say they text and drive.
  • National Safety Council estimates that at least 1.6 million crashes each year involve drivers using cell phones and texting.
  • 56% of teenagers admit to talking on their cell phones while behind the wheel, while 13% admit to texting while driving.
  • Each year, 21% of fatal car crashes involving teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 were the result of cell phone usage. This results has been expected to grow as much as 4% every year.
  • For every 6 seconds of drive time, a driver sending or receiving a text message spends 4.6 of those seconds with their eyes off the road. This makes texting the most distracting of all cell phone related tasks.

 

  
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