Tag Archives: distracted driving

Baby you can drive my car… I think

Handing the car keys over to my 16 year-old is one of the most difficult parenting moments I have yet to encounter. Putting her on a 10 hour flight as an unaccompanied minor had caused me angst and kept me … Continue reading

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Do as I Say NOT as I Do while driving.

The day I turned 16, I pestered my mother until she drove me to the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicle) office in my parents’ only car, a sky blue Chrysler Newport. I walked… no I merrily skipped into the office … Continue reading

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Parents and distracted driving…and it’s not about texting or phones

But I wasn’t even on the phone, officer….. When you hear about distracted driving, do you automatically think about cell phone users? I know I do…….or did.  But I admit, after looking at a list of possible distractions I realized that … Continue reading

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Preventable Tragedies

Between my husband’s family and my own, we have experienced 3 deaths and 1 serious injury, all caused by someone else’s decision to drive impaired: A mother and her young daughter. They were struck down in a crosswalk, leaving another … Continue reading

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