Keeping your eyes on the road and off your phone

By Brandi Bailey

January 23, 2014 Updated Jan 23, 2014 at 6:22 PM EST

Owego, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Students at Owego Free Academy take the Eyes Forward Pledge and promise they'll keep their eyes on the road.

According to distracted driving.com, 11 percent of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash.

Many students at OFA have signed the pledge more than once. They're using the second time as a reminder of the responsibility involved with sitting behind the wheel.

"When you have these signed things you bring upon the accountability for it so if it does happen they feel more responsible and they'll be discouraged to do it," said OFA 10th grader, Allan Bishop.

Each student received a florescent green bracelet that will serve as a reminder.

OFA students say they'll continue to sign the pledge because as technology grows, temptation does as well.

"As we progress students use their phones more and more. Not just for texting, but for games, emails, and schoolwork . The need to use it is becoming greater so we think reminding them more will make a difference," said OFA 10th grader, Ethan Pryor.

Pledge sheets lined the hallways as a constant reminder of the promise they made.