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Utah Legislators: Make Utah a hands free state

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      Park the Phone Before You Drive

Drivers who type or read text messages contribute to at least 100,000 crashes each year, leading to thousands of preventable deaths. Drivers using cell phones behind the wheel miss half of the information in their driving environment. Texting while driving increases your chances of a crash by up to 8 to 23 times. Study after study shows the tragic effects of talking and texting on a cell phone while driving. It is time for Utah to join with the 11 other states who have chosen to prohibit all drivers from using hand held cell phone devices while driving. No text or phone call is worth a life.

To:
Utah Legislators
Utah Governor
Utah State Senate
Utah State House
Make Utah a hands free state. No text or phone call is worth a life. David Henson's life was taken tragically. These senseless deaths will continue to occur until a change is made. The next victim could be your daughter, your friend, your father... you.
www.stopthetextsstopthewrecks.blogspot.com

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Melissa Story OREM, UT
      • about 1 year ago

      It is important to not use the cell phone in the car because there are already too many distractions while driving (billboards, other drivers, passengers, etc).

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    • Melissa Story OREM, UT
      • about 1 year ago

      Using cell phones should be prohibited by the driver of any vehicle. There are just too many other distractions already ... billboards, radio, other vehicles, passengers in your car, etc. Lets focus on *driving* and not like we are on a sight-seeing tour.

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    • Christie Edmunds WASHINGTON, UT
      • about 1 year ago

      My best friend was killed in Magna Utah on June 2 by a 17 yr. Old distracted driver. This law needs to be taken more serious and with harsher punishment's. My best friend is gone she will see her daughters' her son grow up, be at there wedding's hold her first Grandbaby and her husband will never again hold or tell the love of his life " I love you"

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    • Christie Edmunds WASHINGTON, UT
      • about 1 year ago

      My best friend Jodi Henry Bailey was killed in a car accident on June 2 in Magna Utah due to a 17 yr old distracted driver. She left behind three amazing,beautiful kids, an amazing husband tons of family and friends..It breaks my heart everyday that she will never see her kids get married be there to see her grandbabie's be born and never here the love of her life tell her how much he loves her..This is such a simple thing that can be prevented and no family, friend, child, parent ever need's to experiance this. I don't know the Henson family personally but I have talked to Haley on FB and I am so thank-ful for what they are doing. Everybody need's to get involved and get this law passed. There is too much death and sadness in our world as it is but when there are things that CAN and SHOULD be prevented that are simple it need's to get taken care of!!

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    • Dianna Maverakis SARATOGA SPRINGS, UT
      • about 1 year ago

      I was one of many nurses and Doctors that had the privilege of taking care of Leslee Hensen while she recovered from her critical injuries. Her experiences have touched my heart and have made a difference in my life. Leslee's life was spared for a reason. Please don't allow her husbands death to be in vane! Help us get the message out so another precious life is not cut short.

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