On November 25th, 2008 a 9-year little girl named Erica, was riding her bike home from school in Fort Collins, CO. She was VERY close to home when a vehicle struck her head on. The driver had been looking at their cell phone. 2 days later, on Thanksgiving Day, Erica passed away. Her mother, Shelley Forney, made it her life’s mission to educate people about distracted driving. She began to give speeches around her area and the country. She even appeared on Oprah, Larry King Live and other TV shows. In early 2010 she was asked to go to Washington D.C. to speak at a safety conference. While in DC, the House of Representatives passed House Resolution 1186 designating April as National Distracted Driving Month because of Erica’s story and the realization that distracted driving was becoming a big problem. There are many other stories, unfortunately, like Erica’s. To learn more about distracted driving follow the links below. Keep an eye on our facebook page as well through out the month for facts about distracted driving.
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