Troopers: Texting teen dies in first drive by herself

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  1. longtallcold

    longtallcold What happened to Nancy Jenkins?

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    http://www.wnem.com/story/22276100/person-dies-in-wreck-in-cass-county

    FB page remembering her: https://www.facebook.com/RipSavannahNash

    This is so sad and preventable - and a parents worst nightmare, letting your teen drive off that first time alone. So very sad....hope you with teens share this story with them.
     
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  3. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Well-Known Member

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  4. popsicle

    popsicle faith hope love

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    My heart just breaks for her family. How tragic....my gosh!
     
  5. michmi

    michmi New Member

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    Even though it's a LAW here and I refused to do it even before there was a law, I have actually had a couple of people get extremely annoyed/angry with me because I didn't return a text message right away (I was driving). Even when I explain I was driving the inevitable response is something to the effect that I should just go ahead and nobody will catch me.

    I don't text while driving (I don't even talk on the phone either, I'll pull over into a parking lot for a very necessary call) not because it's against the law, but because I care for my own safety and the safety of others.

    I have always told people, if you don't receive a message right back I AM BUSY OR DRIVING. People still don't get it. I appreciate technology, but I also don't want to be a puppet of it, having to answer calls and respond to things that aren't emergencies. Just because I can doesn't mean I need to.
     
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    montana_16 Active Member

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    So damn tragic. I'm so sorry for this child and her family and friends.
     
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    buffetoflies Active Member

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    This site needs a facepalm smilie.

    (watch, I bet there is one and someone quotes me using it!)

    Also, some good (should) come of this... all the teens in the general area (should) take heed of this girls accident and refrain from texting when they are behind the wheel. If some choose not to, well, you know....

    I wonder what her parents and any driving instructors had her do with her phone when she was practicing? Turn it off? Put it in the trunk? Wondering is all...
     
  8. txsvicki

    txsvicki Active Member

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    I see many many grown women driving and texting or at least reading texts. Many are old enough to have a young teen or kids.
     
  9. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    First time driving by herself, and texting? At least no one else was killed. This should be made into public service announcement.
     
  10. Confusion

    Confusion Creative Spelling Expert

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    I'd hate to see you lose a bet, so here it is. :facepalm:
     
  11. CHERIE.T

    CHERIE.T Former Member

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    Sad....when will people learn driving takes their complete attention?
     
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    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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