Medical City Plano May 26, 2016

Medical City Plano Hosts Distracted Driving Event

Medical City Plano will host a community event that offers a dose of reality to drivers on the dangers of distracted driving.

Drivers will be able to use a simulator to show how the action is impaired when they are not focused. The free event will be held on Saturday, June 18, from 10am to 2pm at Plano Sports Authority 2 located at 601 Seabrook Dr, Plano 75023.

“Our goal with this event is to highlight the dangers of distracted driving in an effort to promote safety in our community,” says Charles Gressle, CEO of Medical City Plano.

Federal estimates suggest that distraction contributes to 16% of all fatal crashes, leading to around 5,000 deaths every year. According to AAA, Electronic devices, such as texting, emails, and downloading music were among the biggest distractions, accounting for 7% of the distractions.

For more information, please contact Jinnifir Gauerke at Jinnifir.Gauerke@hcahealthcare.com.

About Medical City Plano
Medical City Plano this year celebrates 40 years of caring for residents of Collin and adjoining counties. It is a full-service, 493-bed, acute-care facility with more than 1,600 employees, and 1,000-plus physicians representing more than 70 specialties and subspecialties. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Medical City Plano is a Level II Trauma Center, a Comprehensive (Level I) Stroke Center, a Level III NICU, Collin County’s first Chest Pain Accredited hospital and the county’s first burn center. The hospital also holds Magnet designation for nursing excellence. MCP is part of HCA. Visit www.TheMedicalCenterofPlano.com for more information.