Friday, April 12, 2013

Today’s Show Notes: Friday, 12th April 2013.

Parents hope photo of fatal text serves as warning
(YAHOO NEWS) Alexander Heit’s final text cut off in mid-sentence. Before he could send it, police say the 22-year-old University of Northern Colorado student drifted into oncoming traffic, jerked the steering wheel and went off the road, rolling his car. Heit died shortly after the April 3 crash, but his parents and police are hoping the photo of the mundane text on his iPhone will serve as a stark reminder to drivers.

* The photo, published Wednesday in The Greeley Tribune, shows Heit was responding to a friend by typing “Sounds good my man, seeya soon, ill tw” before he crashed.
* Witnesses told police that Heit appeared to have his head down when he began drifting into the oncoming lane in the outskirts of Greeley, where the University of Northern Colorado is located. According to police, an oncoming driver slowed and moved over just before Heit looked up and jerked the steering wheel.
* Police say Heit, a Colorado native who loved hiking and snowboarding, had a spotless driving record and wasn’t speeding.
* “In a split second you could ruin your future, injure or kill others, and tear a hole in the heart of everyone who loves you,” Sharon Heit said.

PSA Texting While Driving UK

AT&T The Last Text Documentary


* On July 27, 2009, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute released a study that found drivers who texted were 23 times more likely to experience a “safety-critical event” when texting.
* The study revealed that when traveling at 55 mph, a driver texting for 6 seconds is looking at the phone for 4.6 seconds of that time and travels the distance of a football field without their eyes on the road.
* In a 2009 experiment with Car and Driver magazine they found texting while driving was more dangerous than drunk driving.

What would you say?

Youth with tracts

(From Jeff and Amy) “We have been watching Way of the Master for a while now and bought the European trip DVDs and have been watching them at home. We also purchased gospel tracts from and my boys have been passing them out in our neighborhood, at the Food Lion while I buy groceries, and today Jeffrey and Alex are skateboarding down to the Catholic Church around the corner to pass out tracts there. My kids are so excited to share their faith and your show has inspired the next generation of little evangelists! Just wanted to say thank you!!!”

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