“Her last call was from a new cell phone.”

From the SFBC Inbox: What happens to distracted drivers and their victims? “Her last call was from a new cell phone.”

“Do you see the motorcycle?
Now do you see it?

The person driving the Honda motorcycle was believed to be traveling at approximately 85 mph. The VW driver was talking on a cell phone when she pulled out from a side street, apparently not seeing the motorcycle. The driver, her passenger and the motorcyclist were found INSIDE the car. The Volkswagen actually flipped over from the force of impact and landed, with the bike, 20 feet from where the collision took place.

All three involved (two in the car and the bike rider) were killed instantly. This graphic demonstration was placed at the Motorcycle Fair by the Police and Road Safety Department..
Pass this on to car drivers or soon to be new drivers, or new motorcycle owners
A picture is worth a thousand words.

Save a life.

Stop talking on Cell phones and Texting while  trying to drive.
The life you save may be your own….. or mine…

Keep passing this on so everyone will see what can happen by using a CELL PHONE while driving.”

We got this in our inbox yesterday morning and thought it worth sharing. It’s a mass forward email and details are murky, but it is clear that responsible driving could have prevented this terrible crash. Pulling out too far from side streets or driveways is a very common cause of crashes with people on foot and on bicycles, since we are the one traveling closest to the outside of the lane or in between blocks at sidewalks.
Please remember to drive and ride safely. Pay attention. We thought this was a strong visual message worth sharing with our friends, no matter how you get around. What do you think? Are there other pictures, videos, stories that remind you to drive safely?

About Kathryn Moore / South Florida Bike Coalition

I'm the President of the South Florida Bike Coalition - a 100% volunteer organization of people dedicated to using their skills and experience to effect more, better bicycling from the Keys to Martin County.

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