Don't risk fate: the text can wait
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 7:00p.m.
When did you last text while driving?
In the past six years, at least six people have died in accidents caused by a loss of attention as a driver sent or received a text. Six lives lost because somebody looked down at their phone.
Just before Christmas last year, a driver involved in a text conversation drove head-on into another vehicle on State Highway 1 near Tirau.
She was killed instantly. A 37-year-old mum, just before Christmas.
And the three young women in the other vehicle?
They are attempting to make sure it never happens again.
Watch the video for Lachlan Forsyth’s full report.
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18/07/2012 7:11:50 p.m.
Is it really that hard to pull over to answer your phone, or better still wait until you get to where your going, its a text message do you really want to risk someones life for just a few minutes of waiting?!
17/07/2012 8:34:19 p.m.
Eileen O'Brien wrote:
Well done Jade, Renee and Arianna! You all spoke well. If it saves even 1 or 2 lives, you have made a difference. But I think you have made a lot more impact than that. Loved the T-shirts too.
17/07/2012 8:54:11 a.m.
Great work girls :o) I thought it would be great if you had car stickers that said don't txt & drive, I would definitely break my no sticker rule for one. Hoping you heal well
16/07/2012 10:23:30 p.m.
I was close to the driver of car and she would be gutted to know the pain caused by a simple tex. My prayer is her death will not be in vain. Go for it girls.
16/07/2012 8:50:22 p.m.
Such strong, wise young women. Well done for turning a tragedy into an opportunity to help others. You're inspirational. That lady who drove into you was a dear friend of mine and she would have said well done too. She was a great lady who made a big mistake that night. But we still love her and miss her and we're deeply sorry for your suffering. We know she would be too.
16/07/2012 8:06:57 p.m.
They are so brave, and sending out such an important message, and really hope this will help save lives!
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