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Any last words?

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Do you know what your final words will be?  I'm not sure what my final words are going to be.  In reality, does anybody?  You can try and plan something like that but there are no guarantees that at the right time the right, final words will be said. Maybe "I Love You" or maybe "Thank you God for a blessed life" or even "see you soon"......regardless, I'm pretty sure I don't want my last word to be YOLO!  

That was the last word or acronym of Ervin McKinness, an aspiring rapper who while drunk and speeding decided it would also be a good idea to text. NOW, granted there were clearly other issues going on with young Ervin but nonetheless, a life lost too young.  

Take away drinking, drugs, messing with the radio, trying to eat fast food, playing with something in the back seat......IF the only thing you tried to do while driving was send a text, read a text or check Facebook or Twitter....it could end VERY BADLY for not just you but anyone else who is near you on the road.

Then there's the tragic story of young love ripped apart and ending on the words "I love you and I'll try to do to make you happy".  Those were the last words texted from 20 year old Emy to her her boyfriend Mathieu in January of this year.  She was killed as her car plowed into the back of a tractor trailer as it merged onto the highway.  All because she was texting and driving.   

These are just a couple of examples.  This story plays out thousands of times a year.  Some are lucky and receive a wake up call.  Some simply don't wake up. If you're not sure how fast things can change when texting and driving, check out this experiment Volkswagen conducted in a movie theater.

 

 

PHONES DOWN....THUMBS UP.......TAKE THE PLEDGE TO STOP TEXTING AND DRIVING!

 

Till Next Time!

 

 

 

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