Crash victims' mother fights to stop distracted driving

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  • washcomom Beaverton, OR
    Aug. 8, 2013 6:31 p.m.

    Schlau said she understands the importance of technology on the job, “but there’s a time and a place when you have to put that technology aside and concentrate on the wheel between your hands."

    Amen! Those that are in powerful positions, such as emergency responders, think they can have it both ways. Please! Please know that we are all human, and cannot multi-task as thought. Driving requires so many senses. Use the brain. Use it wisely.

    The rest of the public also needs to put both hands on the wheel and focus their attention. Don't think it will happen to you? Think again. These girls probably never thought it would happen to them. All because someone else didn't think it would happen to him.

  • suzyk#1 Mount Pleasant, UT
    July 11, 2013 7:21 a.m.

    What a terrible tragedy and all because a policeman was not obeying the law. I hope he has learned something from this and that in his personal life he will not carry on these careless and dangerous habits. Their decisions with him were wise and hopefully for our sake he will never be in that position again but will keep the death of these innocent girls constantly in his mind and stay off the phone while driving. Time will tell...........

  • riverofsun St.George, Utah
    July 10, 2013 10:33 a.m.

    Similar accident occurred on heavily traveled River Road in St. George a couple of years ago. Two women were killed when their automobile was slammed into by a policeman speeding on this busy road. The policeman was traveling over 100 MPH. No one discussed whether or not this officer was on a cell phone. No one discussed if any disciplinary action was taken, either.
    Of course, Police need to arrive at the scene of an accident as promptly as possible, but to destroy other lives while getting there...

  • Carolyn Reid Jordan Cedar City, UT
    July 10, 2013 8:51 a.m.

    There are lessons in life that only God knows. I believe your daughters came to this earth to bring measures needed to protect others. They will be remembered always for changing the laws governing officials using electronics. A huge, huge, law that will impact and protect those they hope to serve. Be proud of what has been accomplished by your beautiful girls. Nothing was lost, their lives have meant so many more will live.