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Safety Day makes a comeback: Firefighters called into action

Danielle Kreider
News Editor

What do lollipops, rubber torsos, and firemen have in common?  They were all present at Millersville University’s safety day.  Health Services had quite the slogan: “Get your flu shot and a lollipop.”  They were handing out information that pertains to campus safety.  Also present at the event was the Blue Rock Fire Department, who unfortunately had to leave early due to a fire call.  The Wellness and Women’s Program were giving out information on distracted driving, along with bumper stickers in support of putting an end to texting while driving.  Students should be made aware that texting while driving is against the law in Pennsylvania as of March 8, 2012.

Safety Day was held from 12-3 p.m. on the SMC promenade.

The law prohibits the use of a cell phone as a means to read, write or send a text message from any cellular device.  If the driver is found guilty of this, a fifty-dollar fine is given.  Another fun fact to know is that texting while driving makes someone 23 times more likely to crash.
MUPD was also present and put the event together. Years ago Student Senate hosted the event and MUPD wants to bring it back with full force.  They have made some changes to the event. Instead of hosting it at the end of the semester it will be at the beginning and they want to continue it throughout the school year.  Currently, they are looking to add more organizations to the event. It can be an individual department or a student run organization.  In doing this they are hoping to build it into a huge event on campus.  Safety Day is anything to do with campus safety at Millersville University.
Another important aspect of safety that is being overlooked by the female students on campus are the RAD classes.  These classes are a great way for the female students to learn realistic self-defense tactics and techniques and should be taken advantage of.  Students work together to help make the next safety day the best yet.