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Message Monday: We hold these truths to be self-evident - distractions kill


2-18 message mondayOn this Presidents’ Day, declare your independence from distracted driving.

If you believe the lore, Washington was a truth-speaker from a young age. Remember the story of the cherry tree? And Lincoln’s resolve to bring justice to all Americans kept our country whole at a time of great turmoil.

Unfortunately, truth and justice are two things victims of distracted driving crashes look for but rarely find.

Read the story of Nina Todd. Her two sons were killed in a distracted driving crash in 2010. To this day, Nina searches for truth and justice for her boys -

For 2019, there have been 34 fatalities reported. That’s an increase of seven since last Monday. The 2018 fatality count stands at 318. This is subject to change as law enforcement reports are completed. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report at

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