Teaching Parents The How-To’s Of Daily Online Security & Safety

I just read this story this morning on my MSN.com daily updates… and if you have not heard how dangerous and deadly texting is while driving then you have to read this story below!

To see the full story: Man texts, ‘I need to quit texting,’ before driving into ravine

About six months ago, Chance Bothe typed out a text message while driving down a familiar Texas road. It was a simple “b right there,” but it changed the 21-year-old man’s life. While sending it, he veered off the road and into a ravine. Instead of visiting his pal, the young man wound up in a hospital, battling for his life.

Even more chilling was a message he’d written in the moments prior to that: “I need to quit texting, because I could die in a car accident,” he’d typed. Luckily for him, the prophecy was only partly right.

While teenagers are driving, they spend about ten percent of the time OUTSIDE the driving lane.
Texting while driving can make a young driver’s reaction time as slow as that of a 70 year old.
Answering a text takes your attention off the road for approximately 5 seconds. The length of a FOOTBALL FIELD.

These stats aren’t meant to scare you. However, it is the goal and mission of this foundation to spread education and awareness on this contemporary and relevant issue. We at UnSend pledge to continue to make people everywhere more aware of the dangers of texting and driving. We will reach out to our communities, leaders and loved ones in an attempt to get some control over an issue that is claiming lives.

So here is the question. What can you do? Make a pledge and take a stand to “Keep It In Your Pants!” That text can wait. Your life cannot. Don’t let a text message be your famous last words.


 

a PICTURE is worth A 1000 texted words!!!

 

STOP TEXTING & Driving!!

STOP TEXTING & Driving!!



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About the Author:Bill Wardell

Bill Wardell Is A Radio Security Journalist, as well as an advocate for Keeping Our Kids Safe!! With over 20 years of experience owning and operating businesses offline and online. Bill has produced and hosted over 475 radio interviews with industry leaders worldwide. Bill Wardell is well known and respected for his expertise of Online Safety & Security both as an Online Radio Host & Radio Security Journalist.

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