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June 23, 2016
Session 8 Blog

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Watch this video titled "Faces of Distracted Driving: Heather Lerch."

Now, write a 5-7 sentence comment based on the questions listed below.  Make sure you use proper spelling and grammar to create a clear and concise response.  Also make sure to abide by the rules of the blog.  Remember, when you are done leaving your comment close this tab to return back to the session page and take your quiz.

  • Do you believe any text is worth risking what happened to Heather?
  • Did watching this video change how you feel about texting while driving?
  • Should there be stricter penalties for drivers who are caught texting while driving?
  • Who is affected when people text and drive?


On February 14, 2019 Nick Misciagno said...

In the event that something important must be communicated through text to a person while driving, the driver should pull over to the side of the road or have a passenger respond. No text is worth dying for, especially not in Heather's case. Now that I am only a few weeks away from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, each texting and driving PSA has hit me harder and harder. I cannot fathom the impact the death of a close one or myself would have on the rest of our family and friends. To have someone taken away due to an easily avoidable action would be a massive insult to injury. I feel that police officers should enforce the laws against distracted driving more frequently and the penalty should be increased. Texting while driving will not only affect you and your loved ones, but your fellow drivers as well.

On February 14, 2019 Maxwell Bevers said...

I don't believe any text is worth risking what happened to Heather. Even in an emergency situation, a text can wait until the driver can pull over or a passenger is able to send the text for the driver. This video has not changed the way I see texting and driving because I already witnessed what doing so can do to somebody. Everybody on the road is put in danger is someone near them is texting and driving. Not only could the driver end up in an accident, but they could hit other cars or pedestrians. With this in mind, I believe there should be a harsher punishment for texting and driving, as there should be no reason to risk your own and other's lives over a text message.

On February 12, 2019 Avery Eakin said...

I believe that there isn't a text so important that you need to send it while driving. Watching this video very much so changed my mind about texting and driving. There should not be stricter penalties unless texting and driving becomes a habit for the driver. Everyone is affected when you text and drive because it puts not just you but other people driving in danger. Also, if something did happen to you, your loved ones would be the ones who have to pick up the pieces and live with the consequences.

On February 12, 2019 Ashton Ford said...

I don't think that any text is worth your attention away form the task at hand, driving. Although Heather was a person with good intentions, she still put everyone else on or near that road at risk. This video has really opened my eyes on how damaging texting and driving can be to not just the person doing it, but other people around them. Law enforcement really needs to crack down on this because there are so many people put at risk from a thing so harmless as a text. The fine needs to be raised as a result of this distracted driving craze. Not only is the person who is texting affected, so is their family, friends, and everyone on or near the road could be hurt from their decision to pick up that phone.

On February 12, 2019 JoLee Karnz said...

I personally don't think that there is any text that is worth what happened to Heather and her family. This video did not change how I feel about texting and driving. Especially since I know texting while driving is dangerous and wrong. There should be more strict rules for texting while driving because people won't want to risk texting then. Therefore stricter rules would save lives. By texting and driving you are affecting everyone you know, and others on the road. If you text and drive your life isn't the only one being risked.

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