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Dead Cell Phone Day Featured on WFMZ-TV 69

Cedar Crest College Performing Arts hosted the first-ever Dead Cell Phone Day on campus on November 4, and it proved to be a great success. WFMZ-TV 69 was on campus to tape a segment on the event, which you can view by clicking here.

Approximately 70 members of the campus community turned in their cell phones for the day, and many got a first-hand experience of the dangers of texting and driving by operating a cell phone driving simulator which was on campus, courtesy of the Lehigh Carbon Community College Public Safety Leadership Center.

“Dead Man’s Cell Phone is a comedy, but it brings up the important issue of how many people have become slaves to our cell phones and other technology—to the point of jeopardizing the well-being of all of us who are on the road,” said Kevin Gallagher, assistant professor of performing arts at Cedar Crest College. “We hope Dead Cell Phone Day at Cedar Crest College brought perspective to the issue, and served as a reminder that driving while using a cell phone is a dangerous thing to do.”