|Jeanne Brown, center, and family members of |
those who lost their lives because of distracted driving
On her way to school one morning, Alex Brown made the fatal decision to text and drive. As a result, she lost control of her truck and was thrown through the windshield, where her mother found her.
“Having a texting and driving bill doesn’t take any of our freedoms away,” Mrs. Brown said. “I still have the right to text — at the appropriate time, not behind the wheel.” The government sets boundaries on the road to keep us safe, she added. “We have speed limits, we have school zones, we have seat belts.” The Alex Brown Memorial Act adds another boundary to protect Texas lives on roadways.
|Robert Greenberg, MD|
“Tragedies are worse when they are avoidable,” said Dr. Greenberg. “Texting while driving is avoidable ... We need to pass this legislation.”
- Faces of Distracted Driving: Alex Brown, 17 (video)
- Texas Physicians Support Text-Free Driving
- Distraction Advocate Network