In the News

Here is a collection of news excerpts, articles, releases and videos that are relevant to our cause and highlight the imporatance of driving distraction-free:

Life. If You Love It...Glove It! 

September 30, 2018

Watch how to join our fight vs this number one teenage killer. Even if we save one life. 

SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

April 25, 2018

Roslyn High School students from SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) presented Glove It to the Roslyn schools K-8th grade to teach them about distracted driving. The children signed banners pledging to demand whomever is driving them to put their cell phones in the glove box while driving! It’s never too young to teach vital habits. Life. If you love it...Glove It!

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Shown left to right: RHS SADD advisor Dorothy McHugh, Ethan Lipetz, Lauren Powers, Emily Gordon, Molly Handler, Cole Faller.  Missing are: Olivia Sclafani, Rebecca Lubin, Alex Morris, and Will Markowitz.

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Principal Craig Johanson of the Roslyn Middle School making a pledge to Glove It along with his students.

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East Hills Elementary     

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Harbor Hill Elementary

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Heights Elementary

Glove It at SiriusXM

February 7, 2018

Erika and son Ethan Lipetz, founders of "Glove It," joined “The Moms”, Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein on SiriusXM to talk about the dangers of distracted driving and the goal of "Glove It”.

Choices and Consequences

October 25, 2017

Every year Roslyn High School introduces a program called “Choices and Consequences” to the 11th grade class.

 

The Nassau County Assistant District Attorney and the Nassau County Police Department give presentations to the students. The program also features testimony from a young person who has been arrested and victims whose lives have been permanently affected by drunk, drugged, distracted, or reckless driving.

 

Now the program also introduces changing trends, such as distracted driving from smartphones and other handheld devices. For the first time this year, Ethan Lipetz, Roslyn High School’s eleventh grader and co- founder of “Take This Phone and Glove It”, had the opportunity to present his campaign.

 

Ethan educated his peers about the realities of the road for the young driver and the consequences of poor decision making. Placing your phone in the glove compartment while driving can dramatically reduce the number of fatalities and injuries we see each year. He presented unsettling statistics arising from ALL cell phone distractions while driving.

 

“Out of sight and out of mind”. It’s not just texting!

 

Rising Stars

May 24, 2017

TakeThisPhoneAndGloveIt.org is proud to announce that Rising Stars supports our vital campaign. Please visit their website www.risingstarsinc.org to learn more about their wonderful mission. 

 

"Glove It" had the opportunity to speak with tenth grade basketball teams to educate them about the dangers of all cell phone distractions while driving. At the start of each practice, players learned about the Take This Phone And Glove It program and how they can get involved and spread the word in their own school communities.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month 2017

April 2017

For the second year, the Roslyn School District participated in an annual distracted driver awareness campaign. Take This Phone And Glove It, or "Glove It" encourages drivers to place their cell phone in the glove compartment while driving to avoid ALL cell phone distractions. It's not just texting!

 

This initiative was once again introduced to all the district schools by co-founder Ethan Lipetz and his fellow high school SADD students. In order to help spread this vital message, students and faculty were asked to wear yellow, and the students signed a banner pledging to demand all drivers to Glove It!

 

A pledge was also sent home for parents to sign with their children. It's never too young to teach a habit that can save a life.

 

Life. If You Love It...Glove It!

January 9, 2017

NYTimes.com

New law in California a big step in the right direction!  Addresses manual but not visual interactions with the phone. Need to avoid all cell phone related driver distraction. So Glove It!  And Forget it! 

 

A California law that went into effect on Sunday barring drivers from holding phones while operating vehicles is among the most stringent in the nation.

But experts say that it most likely won’t be enough to prevent accidents caused by distracted driving.

 

Jennifer Ryan, AAA’s director of state relations, cautioned in a phone interview on Thursday that, “hands free is not risk free.”

 

Ms. Ryan said the California measure matched a larger trend of states bringing legislation up-to-date with contemporary phones. But while the state’s provisions were particularly broad, she said, it was important for motorists to take responsibility for themselves and pay attention.

 

The law goes beyond what federal authorities recommend to prevent distracted driving, which remains a significant cause of traffic fatalities. The latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that more than 3,400 people died in 2015 in crashes that involved a distracted driver. Of those, 272 were teenagers.

 

And while the use of smartphones is certainly part of the problem, many are unconvinced that keeping them out of drivers’ hands will be a panacea.

Some have speculated that the California law may encourage enthusiasm for self-driving cars. When Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure into law in September, he approved of another bill that allowed for the first tests of autonomous driving vehicles on public roads.

 

Steve Finnegan, the government affairs manager of the Automobile Club of Southern California, said that while the new legislation “is a step in the right direction,” it does not address “the complete issue of distracted driving.”

 

“One of the bigger issues is cognitive distraction,” Mr. Finnegan said. “It’s not what your hands are doing; it’s what your brain is doing.”

 

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/us/california-today-distracted-driving-law.html

July 21, 2016

Roslyn, NY

Roslyn Schools participated in a district wide distracted driver awareness campaign.

 

Take This Phone And Glove It, or "Glove It" encourages drivers to place their cell phone in the glove compartment while driving to avoid ALL cell phone distractions.

 

This initiative began in the High School through SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and is now being introduced to all the schools in the district.

 

In order to help spread this vital message, students and faculty wore yellow, and the students signed a banner pledging to demand all drivers (whether a friend, parent, friend’s parent, grandparent, or sibling) to Glove It! It’s not just texting!  It’s checking Facebook, playlists, Instagram, snapchat, emails, twitter, YouTube….Put it away! Get that phone out of sight and out of mind.

 

Flyers were sent home to have parents sign a pledge with their children as well. It's never too young to teach a habit that can save a life.

 

The campaign encourages current drivers to lead by example. If drivers demonstrate good safety habits for young children, even before driving age, by the time they are behind the wheel it will be automatic for them to Glove It! too.

 

(Pictures shown from the middle school, elementary schools, and kindergarten)
 

February 8, 2016

The Moms: The dangers of distracted driving and the mission to "Glove It"

Erika Lipetz and her daughter Eryn, founders of "Glove It," joined Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein of "The Moms," to talk about the dangers of distracted driving and the goal of "Glove It."
 

http://pix11.com/2016/02/08/the-moms-the-dangers-of-distracted-driving-and-the-mission-to-glove-it/ 

February 5, 2016

Rosyln Elementary Schools

TakeThisPhoneAndGloveIt has now entered the elementary schools in the Roslyn School District.

 

It's never too early to teach young children to "Glove It" and have them tell their parents and loved ones to do the same!! Our best chance to change
dangerous habits is to begin with our children, even before they drive!

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