With proms and graduations coming up, area emergency responders and other organizations collaborated last Thursday to present a Distracted Driving Workshop at Telstar Middle/High School. The students moved from station to station through several similations of what can happen when texting, drinking or doing other activities that distract from safe driving. Here, Sheriff Wayne Gallant talks to TMS students about “Choose Your Ride” - the various vehicles in which they could end up as a result of distracted driving. Included were his cruiser (not visible here), an ambulance and a hearse. "Prior to entering a vehicle and/or operating a vehicle we all have the time and opportunity to choose what our actions will be while traveling in the vehicle," said Gallant. "We can all make a decision as to what the consequences might be from our actions. Is what we are doing a high risk with low gain? So we choose how we can safely get to our destination. And the good choices are not horsing around, eating and drinking things, combing our hair, putting on make-up, reading articles and especially being under the influence, texting and chatting on phones." The workshop presenters included representatives from the Oxford County Emergency Management Agency, Oxford County Sheriff’s Department, Bethel Rescue, Bethel Fire Dept, Maine Warden Service, Maine DOT, News Center WGME13, Chandler Funeral Homes, and Maine State Police.