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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 April 24, 2018 Jemma Gatlin said...

I believe that no text is worth risking what happened to Heather. This video only made me feel more passionate about the negativity of texting and driving. I think that as a whole we really need to make texting and driving more heard than it already is. There should be more laws and consequences of those who take those risks. Not only are they putting themselves in danger but also innocent others.Texting and driving affects everyone: families, friends, and etc. I feel very strong about this topic because I was involved in a car accident when I was 8 due to an irresponsible driver. It's not worth it.

On April 24, 2018 Mikkel Phillips said...

I do not believe that their is any text that is worth my life. Texting and driving should have higher fines and possible jail time if they are driving at ridiculous speed and are a hazard and danger to everyone on the roadway. Many people are affected when someone drives distracted. First the driver then the other driver on the road, then the drivers family and friends . A text no matter what, is worth your life because life is the most precious thing people own/have and to risk it on a few words to a friend that will have to attend your funeral is not worth it.

On April 24, 2018 Alessandra Edmonds said...

There is no reason to die in such a tragic way, because of a mundane, meaningless, conversation that could have easily waited a few more minutes. I've always felt strongly against texting (or any form of tech use) while operating a vehicle; but this is just video is just another painful reminder of how terrible it is. We are definitely moving forward in terms of harsher penalties for people who text and drive, but I feel we can do more. Not only are you harming yourself, you are putting so many innocent people in danger. We need to put in place stricter laws to prevent more senseless deaths like Heather's. I also find it great that her parents mentioned that they see more adults texting and driving than adolescents. I strongly agree. In fact, I rarely see anyone on the roads using their phones under thirty. I feel that has a lot to do with most texting and driving prevention being directed at teens. I truly hope we begin to show that this epidemic is not limited to young people...

On April 19, 2018 Jack Simons said...

I think that texting and driving are similar to drunk driving. And texting and driving is also very dangerous cause just a split second look at the phone can kill you and your passengers. And it should be second nature to not text and drive. And it’s not worth the risk of death just to text your buddy saying hey. And if you are in a car with passengers then have your buddy take over your phone then that way you will save so many lives.

On April 17, 2018 samara grace stelow said...

Heathers life was more important than any text she would have gotten no matter who it was from. Watching this video changes how I feel about texting because it showed an actual experience of how a family was affected and how something you thought to be so minor is actually a huge deal. The penalty for testing right I feel is great it may just to be regulated more.Not only is the person texting adn driving affected but anybody else on the road could be affected if they crash because of it

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