Many of the victims of distracted driving often suffer major injuries that change the way they live their lives completely. Unfortunately for many, amplifying stories of crashes caused by distracted driving and giving these victims a medium to express their feelings toward the practice is not enough to put an end to the practice, as even drivers who agree that distracted driving is risky continue to use their phones behind the wheel.
Instead of letting this problem get in the way of spreading the word, Paralympic ski racer Stephani Victor is taking her story to high schools across the country in order to inspire others to avoid exposing themselves and others to distracted driving risks.
By sharing her story, Victor hopes to help teens learn more about the importance of taking responsibility. Being held accountable plays an important role in this process.
According to a series of news reports, the Paralympian is traveling across the country telling the story of how she overcome her difficulties, and why her story should help them understand the importance of focusing on the road ahead.
About 20 years ago, Victor tells students, she had just graduated from USC Film School when a distracted driver who was 17-years-old at the time, crashed into the vehicle she was loading. The impact pushed the car against her, crushing her.
While the physical impairment was tough to handle at first, she took all obstacles head-on, and refused to live as a victim.
While her story is inspiring to many who have suffered similar injuries due to auto crashes, it’s important to note that the crash that changed her life forever could have been avoided.
For parents with teens, learning about these stories and passing them along is imperative, especially if you want your child to avoid accidents at all cost.
If you are serious about the safety of your children, make sure to teach them about the importance of taking responsibility for their actions, regardless of how confident in their skills they are. Show them the video below and ask them to keep in mind that distractions, big or small, are deadly.
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