So utterly shocking that it's hard to believe isn't it ?
I'd heard two experts give a radio interview earlier this week . They are currently touring the US , visiting schools to inform as many young people as possible of this ongoing tragedy. When asked for a figure by the interviewer, they said "Eleven teens die every day from texting while driving". They were asked to confirm a second time - just to be sure.
It motivated me to dig around a little. In researching more than several related articles over the net, it certainly appears to be true.
In fact, it is said that in 2012, texting while driving surpassed drinking and driving/drunk driving as the leading cause of death among teen drivers.
. . . Definitely worth a few extra prayers in the hope that such tragedies can be avoided - not only for the sake of these young people , but also that their parents might be spared the devastating grief such tragedies carry.
From CBS Pittsburgh
Teens Experience Dangers of Texting While Driving
. . . The risks are high.
In 2012, teen auto fatalities went up for the first time in 10 years.
According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, 11 teens die every day in crashes caused by texting.
Spare us O Lord. Grant us your wisdom this day, and drive far from us all the snares of the enemy. May Our Blessed Mother and your holy Angels guard and guide us as we travel , by air, by sea and by land.