QUINCY, Mass .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Granite Telecommunications, LLC, a $ 1.4 billion communications service provider for multi-site businesses and government agencies, sponsored a series of DRIVE SMART Virginia (DSV) events at high schools across the county of Fairfax, Virginia. The series kicked off on June 5 at Woodson High School with students participating in safe driving activities. More events are planned at Chantilly High School and James Madison High School shortly after the start of the school year next fall.
DSV is a non-profit organization responsible for raising awareness and changing behavior to improve the safety of Commonwealth roads and has worked to improve the lives of all Virginians through its information and education initiatives of the public. Founded in 1995, the organization is governed by a diverse board representing security advocates, the insurance industry and law enforcement.
DSV’s driver education events feature a high-tech driving simulator in the vehicle, so teens can learn about the dangers of distracted driving. Additional activities include local law enforcement programming and an impaired tricycle course for students to navigate while wearing “drunk glasses” with lenses distorted in different ways to deflect light and disrupt perception. of depth, which makes the eyes act “drunk”.
âIn today’s permanent environment, distracted driving is on the increase, especially among Generation Z youth during the summer months,â said Tim Heaps, Managing Director of Granite Government Solutions, who lives and works in Fairfax County. âThe events organized by DSV in high schools give young drivers the opportunity to experience for themselves how dangerous it is to drive under the influence of alcohol or while facing distractions, such as telephones. portable, but in a controlled and secure environment. We are delighted to sponsor these important courses and hope they will last a lifetime for participating students.
Helping others is part of Granite’s mission. Since its inception, Granite has cultivated a culture of giving in many ways, including personally and generously supporting charitable causes. Granite Gives Back’s philanthropic initiatives have raised over $ 210 million for hundreds of charities.
The company’s employees are also involved in the field. At the Woodson High School event, several volunteers from the Granite’s Tysons Corner office helped students with the driving simulator and the drunk tricycle course, and will also be participating in the next two events.
âSummer is dangerous for teenage drivers on our roads,â said Janet Brooking, executive director of DRIVE SMART Virginia. âNow is the time to raise awareness and we congratulate Granite Gives Back for organizing this important event. Our interactive programming has been proven to change the attitudes and perspectives of teenage drivers, which in turn can make our roads and communities safer.
Granite provides one-stop communication solutions to multi-site businesses and government agencies across the United States and Canada. The $ 1.4 billion company serves more than two-thirds of Fortune 100 companies in the United States and manages 1.75 million voice and data lines. Granite was launched in 2002 and has grown rapidly helping businesses simplify the provisioning and management of local and long distance telephone service with a single point of contact and a single bill for all of their offices nationwide. . Today, Granite is the leader in Simple Telephone Service Aggregation (POTS) and has extended its unique value proposition – “one business, one contact, one bill” – to include a range of communication services from advanced enterprise, including Internet access, SD-WAN, wireless WAN, hosted PBX, SIP trunking, mobile voice and data, mobile device management, managed security, network integration and more. Granite employs more than 2,100 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts, and in nine regional offices nationwide, including Tysons, Virginia. For more information, visit www.granitenet.com.