Killer Texting
 
Dr. Phil makes a plea to his audience to stop texting while driving. And, 21-one-year-old Heather says she's good at texting without taking her eyes off the road, so nothing is going to convince her to stop.


    

 Do you text message while driving? It may seem harmless, but distracted drivers account for nearly four out of five crashes in the United States, and looking away for just two seconds doubles that danger. Still, nearly 50 percent of drivers between the ages of 18 and 24 continue to text behind the wheel.
 


 TEXT MESSAGING
 
 Should texting while driving be outlawed? Distracted drivers account for nearly four out of five crashes in the United States, and looking away for just two seconds doubles that danger.

Letter of the Law
 
  Northern California State Senator, Joe Simitian, who wrote the bill recently signed into law which prevents texting and e-mailing while driving in the state of California, and Assemblyman, Chuck Devore, who believes the law is unnecessary government overkill, debate the issue. 
 
Hang Up - Save a Life
 
According to one news report, the 19-year-old teen who hit Lauren's car told police he was on his cell phone, looking for an address.   "The young man that hit her was traveling north, ran a red light, and ran into her car. [His vehicle] hit her on the driver's side with such force that it flipped her SUV, and she was killed instantly,"
 Texting may have caused the collision of a commuter passenger train and a freight train in LA that killed 25 people. Francisco was on that passenger train, and Roland pulled him from the wreckage. And, The Doctors host, Dr. Travis Stork, shares stories from the E.R.



HANG UP SAVE A LIFE
 

 The intent of Hang Up - Save a Life is to provide information and education on the dangers of distracted driving.  Consider how many times you personally used or witnessed someone driving while using a cell phone, whether it be talking, looking up a number, or text messages.  This seemingly innocent act has caused countless accidents and fatalities. 
Using a cell phone while driving increases your chance of getting into a crash by 400%. When dialing a phone number or engaging in intense conversation, you're not watching the road like you should. A "hands-free" apparatus is helpful, but they can't prevent you from becoming involved in a conversation and losing concentration. Your best defense is to pull off the road and stop in a safe place before using your phone.

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Chris Dunn
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