Don’t Text and Drive

Each day thousands, if not millions, of teenagers across the country text while driving. However, too few of these teens take the time to think that what seems like an inconsequential activity can lead to fatal results. Patrick Sims is one of those teens. In November, 2005, the day before Thanksgiving, Patrick was texting while driving when he struck and killed bicyclist Jim Price, 63, husband and father of two. As part of the criminal case brought against him, Patrick now gives weekly presentations at area high schools and clubs about the dangers of texting while driving. Let’s hope that more teens listen and put down that cell phone while driving.

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