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Take the pledge - Don't text and drive


I was browsing through my Facebook news feed, and this image caught my eye. My friend who posted the item had commented, "definitely taking the pledge". I had to click the link.

The video that followed started out on a high note with a proud mother glancing back at her smiling son, but I was waiting for the other shoe to drop...

Is that powerful, or what? I must admit that I am not very good about ignoring my phone when I drive. Maybe it is part of the job I do with social media and SunSentinel.com. Maybe it is the fact that more of my friends talk via Facebook than over the phone. Whatever the reason, I am definitely making a point to take this pledge and be a safer driver.

Check out the full website for The Last Word, and take the pledge yourself.

Categories: Chris Tiedje (51), Safety (59), Technology (3)


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About the authors
Gretchen Day-Bryant has a son in high school and a daughter in middle school. She’s lived to tell about the struggles of juggling little kids and work.
Joy Oglesby has a preschooler...
Cindy Kent Fort Lauderdale mother of three. Her kids span in ages from teenager to 20s.
Rafael Olmeda and his wife welcomed their first son in Feb. 2009, and he's helping raise two teenage stepdaughters.
Lois Solomonlives with her husband and three daughters.
Georgia East is the parent of a five-year-old girl, who came into the world weighing 1 pound, 13 ounces.
Brittany Wallman is the mother of Creed, 15, and Lily, 7, and is married to a journalist, Bob Norman. She covers Broward County government, which is filled with almost as much drama as the Norman household. Almost.
Chris Tiedje is the Social Media Coordinator and the father of a 7-year-old girl, and two boys ages 4 and 3.
Kyara Lomer Camarena has a 2-year-old son, Copelan, and a brand new baby.


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