Last week St. Xavier (’73-First Honors) high school graduate  Mark Kitrick visited  his alma mater to teach 450 sophomores about the dangers of distracted driving. This is a program called “60 For Safety.”  Mark demonstrated scientifically the many cognitive disorders of driving while doing other activities such as eating, drinking, using cell phones and texting.  He also conducted exercises with students on stage that showed them how such activities are devastatingly dangerous and how they can actually make a difference and stop bad driving, all to make the roadways safer and better protect innocent citizens. Few people know that statistically distracted driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving. A simple text takes a driver’s eyes off the road for more than 4 seconds and if someone is driving at 50 mph, this is the same as driving blind the length of a football field!  This was Mark Kitrick’s second time teaching at St. Xavier teaching this course to a new group of 450 drivers.