Don’t Be Caught Unaware: Find out what YOU can do to become a safer driver

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. I don’t know if we will ever know what kind of Distracted Driving was responsible for AnnaLeah’s and Mary’s deaths (no one investigated this thoroughly that we are aware of). But we do know that the truck driver–for whatever reason–did not notice the slowed traffic ahead in time and, and as a result, hit our car twice.

Was his driving impaired due to being distracted, drugged, drinking, or drowsy (Driving While Fatigued–DWF)? Whatever the reason, AnnaLeah’s and Mary’s lives were abruptly ended.


Hardly a day goes by without coming across some reminder of the special girls they were and the empty place that no one else can fill in our lives. Just this morning, I found a little piece of paper that had fallen off a clothes hanger. In the last couple years of her life, Mary had made tags for her hangers and meticulously organized her closet.  A simple reminder of our Mary, a poignant reminder of our loss.

Hanger tag Mary's jeansMary shorts 033

gertie 067 Fort 2

Here are some further thoughts & tools to help you avoid distracted driving:

We are all susceptible to making driving mistakes. I encourage you to take steps to make sure that your driving is as safe as possible. No regrets.

EEOC 7 076Minolta DSC

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *