Most of the time when we talk about texting and driving we talk about the risk of crashing but have you ever thought about killing other people on the road.
In July Patrick Wanninkhof, a 25 year old humanitarian and teacher from The Bronx was leading a team of cyclist across the USA for Habitat For Humanity. This was for the charity Bike & Build, a group that bikes from coast to coast to raise funds for affordable housing. While cycling through Oklahoma, the leader of a Maine-to-Santa Barbara trip was killed. Sarah Morris, 34, hit Wanninkhof and fellow biker Bridget Anderson around 8am as they were headed west on Highway 152. Oklahoma Highway Patrol report says Morris admitted to looking at her phone at the time of the crash. The bikers were stuck from behind, and Wanninkhof was declared dead at the scene, reports News 9. Anderson, 22, suffered a leg injury; Morris was unharmed.
In June Mitzi Nelson of Michigan was sentenced to two years of probation, community service, 90 days in jail.The judge added an unusual sentence: no cell phone during the probation. And that’s not just while Mitzi Nelson is driving, either—it’s no cell phone, period, over the two years. Nelson was texting when she hit her victim, a mother of two, who was cycling.
It is never worth it to text and drive! Stay tuned to this blog spot for a video playlist…….As always, DRIVE SAFE!