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A Harsh Reminder About The Dangers of Texting While Driving

Jeanne and Johnny Brown visited Dripping Springs High School yesterday to help make sure that their daughter’s life wasn’t lost in vain.

In 2009, Alex, the Browns’ honor student daughter, was killed in a rollover accident as she was driving to school.  Alex was texting and driving at the time.

Now, the Browns are driving across the state, with the wrecked vehicle, to try and teach Texas high school students first hand about the dangers of texting while driving.  These are lessons that can’t be learned sitting behind a desk or talking to parents. 

Interestingly, the Browns are also suggesting the use of a device known as the “Get Home Safe” device that can block text messages while your car is moving. 

I’d urge all of you to watch the Browns’ story below  an to share it with your kids to help make sure that Alex’s death isn’t in vain.

Texting while driving no LOL matter:


UPDATE:  This amazing family was featured on the January 30, 2011 episode of Extreme Home Makeover, a special two-hour episode of the show that really talked about the dangers of texting while driving.  You can also learn more about their story and about the dangers of the texting while driving at the family’s website for the Remember Alex Brown Foundation.

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