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It’s dangerous and it’s illegal to use a hand held cell phone behind the wheel! Are willing to risk a ticket, or a collision leading to inury or death?
Yes – “distracted driving” is a nation-wide problem! It injures and kills motorists and pedestrians every day!!! I talk about distracted driving in my driving safety lectures, but I’ve also been the victim of distracted drivers (3) times in my driving career. First, I was hit by someone who flew into a parking where I was, while he was looking down at paperwork and talking on a cell phone – I was able to hit the gas and clear my drivers’ side to avoid certain death. Second, I was on a freeway – when a driver was busy looking to his right talking to his passenger and failed to notice stopped…
Please watch the whole video. This is a very powerful and somewhat graphic DUI message. Not a sugar-coated message. Sadly, it’s what we see everyday as an emergency agency – the ‘end results” – the tragic consequences when someone chooses to drink and drive…when someone thinks they need alcohol to have a “good time”…and how far too often the innocent are affected. When your evening out or celebration includes alcohol – please plan ahead for a SOBER designated driver. Be a designated driver, or call a cab or a friend to get you home safely.
“A SPECIAL THANK YOU” to the following: A list of groups and agencies I’ve worked with, or currently work with for my work in safety education research. Also as a board member or media advisor Communities Against Substance Abuse – El Cajon, CA WALK San Diego – Media Advisor NCADD – National Commission Against Drunk Driving – Board Member Cajon Valley School Foundation – Board Member Latino Police Officers Association – Former Board Member Every 15 Minutes – El Cajon Police & Heartland Fire TREF-Trauma Research & Education Foundation – Past Board Member San Diego Blood Bank – Past Board…
Visit this young man’s website to hear his story Ryan Hilliard travels across the United States to speak to people about not only about drunk driving which claimed the life of his best friend, but about alcohol/drugs and the choices we have that will change our lives forever. Please visit his site on facebook. He has an amazing story that he shares to help save lives. https://www.facebook.com/DUIexperience/