‚Äč  California State Assembly passes Obernolte’s Resolution

  Don’t TEXT & DRIVE Day 


 Left to Right: Assemblyman Ken Cooley, Assemblyman Tom Lackey,

William Sayegh, Sandra Ganis, and Assemblyman Jay Obernolte



The California State Assembly passed Assemblyman Jay Obernolte’s (R-Hesperia) Assembly Concurrent Resolution 140, which declared APRIL 27th as Don’t Text and Drive Day and encourages schools and local communities to adopt and support programs to reduce the incidence of texting and driving.

“I’m proud to author this resolution and I hope that it encourages drivers to change their attitudes about texting and driving,” said Obernolte. “Texting while driving is six times more likely to cause an accident than driving while intoxicated, and yet an alarming number of Californians continue to do it. I hope that ACR 140 will call people’s attention to this serious problem.”

Assemblyman Obernolte was joined on the Assembly floor by Sandra Ganis and William Sayegh, co-founders of Stop Texting and Driving Today. Ganis and Sayegh founded their advocacy group in Hesperia in 2015 to educate teens about the dangers of texting and driving, working together with local high schools and business partners.


Assemblyman Jay Obernolte represents the 33rd Assembly District, which includes the San Bernardino County communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Baker, Barstow, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Big River, Crestline, Fort Irwin, Hesperia, Johnson Valley, Lake Arrowhead, Lenwood, Lucerne Valley, Needles, Oak Hills, Phelan, Running Springs, Silver Lakes, Trona, Twentynine Palms Base, Twin Peaks and Victorville.