If you stand at any intersection in Miami, Fort Lauderdale or anywhere in Florida for any length of time, you can observe many motorists on their cell phones, looking down at their phones, and participating in texting and driving. The sad fact is that texting while driving is considered distracted driving and is killing motorists, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Some experts consider texting while driving worse than drinking and driving, which is leading activists to believe that no one is safe on the street.
Are Florida motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists safe on the roads?
Texting while driving has Florida legislators currently reviewing bills on this matter.Florida is one of states that still doesn’t have a ban on this activity.There have been many groups who are legitimately concerned about the safety of Floridians on the roads.One such group is a trio of high school students from Lehigh Senior High School.
After a fellow student and friend was killed while reaching down to unlock her phone from behind the wheel, three students at Lehigh started a movement wanting to see change. This tragedy has now inspired an entire school movement of 1,700 high schoolers to ban texting while driving.
For every student who pledges to stop texting while driving, they receive a “txting kills” thumb band, reminding them not to text behind the wheel.
“I don’t want anybody to die from such a stupid thing,” said Taylor Fleming, a student at Lehigh Senior High School. Texting and driving can change someone’s life and the lives of other innocent people.
Because high school aged drivers are more prone to text from behind the wheel, it is very important that youth movements gain momentum in order to show the dangers of texting and driving. These three students are not giving up. They are now attempting to get the entire school district to commit to the “txting kills” campaign.
These students hope that lawmakers catch onto this movement and make some BIG decisions that will help make driving in Florida safer for everyone on the roads including motorists, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians.
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