WBNS-10TV and the Maria Tiberi Foundation are partnering with the Ohio State Highway Patrol to raise awareness about distracted driving.
As part of 10TV’s commitment to Maria’s Message, the station is providing a driving simulator that will be set up at the OSHP’S booth at the Ohio State Fair, July 24 through August 4.
Fairgoers of driving age will get to experience the dangers and consequences of driving distracted in a virtual environment.
The booth will be located inside the Bricker Building at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.
“We are committed to the safety of families in Central Ohio,” said President and General Manager John Cardenas. “We appreciate the partnership with the Ohio State Highway Patrol to help share Maria’s Message. We will continue to support Maria’s Message and make our roads safer for everyone.”
The Tiberi family was touched by tragedy in September of 2013. Their 21-year-old daughter, Maria, was killed in a distracted driving crash.
Since 2014, 10TV’s Dom Tiberi has visited 114 schools to share Maria’s Message with more than 100,000 students across central Ohio. The Tiberi Foundation has used 100 percent of supporter donations to provide 44 driving simulators to 33 organizations for educational purposes.
“There is nothing we can do to bring our Maria back. Our mission is to keep other families from going through this nightmare. We are thrilled to partner with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Car crashes are the leading killer of our kids, age 5 to 24. We need to change the culture and end this epidemic called distracted driving,” said 10TV Sports Anchor Dom Tiberi.
For more information on Maria’s Message, click here.