Yesterday on Facebook, a story brought out a surprisingly large reaction from users.
We asked “How do we stop texting while driving?” while linking to a story about a woman who was charged with manslaughter for texting while driving before a fatal crash.
People had some good ideas.
I guess what struck me though, were those that said maybe it can’t be stopped.
They have a point: we outlaw texting while driving, drinking and driving, speeding, but that doesn’t stop people from doing it.
So can anything be done? Should technology take care of it?
I don’t know.
What do you think – can texting while driving be stopped?
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the “JST DRV” initiative by the Central PA Chamber of Commerce, which aims to crack down on distracted driving by using cool thumb bands and a catchy slogan.
The kids in the Building Leaders for the Susquehanna Valley helped with the initiative and they made public service announcements to launch the program featuring themselves and some other local faces.
Here are the results.
This first one is an explanation of the JST DRV philosophy, featuring BLSV advisor Jess Shaffer and his Jeep:
The next is a “pull over” featuring a real PSP Trooper:
Pretty cool stuff, especially for high school kids just trying to make a difference.