Driving While Texting
1. The very real human consequences that can result from driving while 'InTEXTicated.'
An 18-year-old girl plowed directly into the rear of another vehicle. She was going 70 mph. She apparently
never even saw them. You see, she had been texting at the time. You can see that she hit them deadcenter with no attempt to slow or evade the collision.
2. She hit dead-center on her 2008 Yukon SUV as well. She escaped unscathed.
3. There was no blowout, no wet road, no curve or hill or fog to limit visibility. This girl clearly should have
been able to see the traffic conditions at least a half mile ahead had she been looking and not texting. She
nearly killed a beautiful 3-year-old child.
Here's a personal look at the real human cost of texting while driving:
Griffin before the accident.
4. Griffen the day after 4 hours of surgery to repair multiple skull fractures. He would surely have died or
been severely disabled had they not been minutes away (by StarFlight helicopter) from Austin's world-class
children's Dell Children's Medical Center and neurosurgeon Dr. Timothy George.
5. Day 4 - watching a movie on his Dad's iPhone.
The swelling of his head will go away, but that scar from ear-to-ear will be with him forever.
6. Feeling better. Mmmmm - mac-n-cheese. :-)
7. Day 5 - feeling much better.
My granddad bought me my very own iPod and loaded it with movies. Life is good.
8. This morning. All my tubes are finally out. I'm going home today!
Note how much the swelling has improved in just three days.
9. It's almost unbelievable that it's been only five days since the accident that nearly claimed his life. All the
medical experts involved expect him to make a full recovery. Pretty soon he'll be all healed up and back to
normal - thank the Lord! In only six weeks he'll be allowed to be just as active as any other 3-year-old.
Phone company records of text messages are irrefutable and accurate to the second; so it would be an easy matter to prove in court that a person was texting at the time of an accident. As with drunken driving, a jail sentence (no matter the driver's age) will be mandatory whenever anyone is injured by an InTEXTicated driver.
Drinking and Driving - Losing a Friendship to do what was right
A buddy of mine had helped me move a piano. To say thank you I bought him some rum and cokes. I
was unaware of how much he had drank until we started to head back to my house were his truck
was. We had been talking on the way down and I noticed he was going in and out. We came to the
turn were I could take him straight home and he woke and said he needed his truck. I told him he was
not driving home and he insisted he needed his truck. I proceeded to go to my house and told him
that I would drive him home and my son would follow.
We arrived at my house and I went in to get my car keys so my son could follow us. My buddy was in
his truck getting ready to take off. I opened his door and shut off his engine, this went on for about a
15 to 20 minutes. He proceeded to get out of his truck and push my face against his truck door, at
which time I was able to get the key out of the ignition. I through them into my yard and told him he
now walk home or let me take him. My neighbors came out to help. They convinced him to get a ride
My buddy doesn’t remember it this way. He just remembers how much I was being a jerk to him.
Him being able too see his wife, daughter and two sons in the morning and them not hearing on the
news how a drunk driver killed a family of 4 on vacation and himself, was well worth loosing a 12 year
I hope you decide that a friendship is worth loosing if you save someone’s life.