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Heartbreaking Documentary: Texting While Driving: It Can Wait

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Please take 35 minutes out of your day and watch this poignant and heartbreaking film directed by Werner Herzog on texting while driving.

The film is powerful, the message is simple: “It can wait”. No text message is more important than the lives of the people we put at risk when we make the decision to use our phone while operating a motor vehicle.

Chandler Gerber was one day shy of his 22nd birthday when he caused a collision that killed three people while he was sending and reading text messages on his phone:

“As I started coming to a stop. I saw a body come down from off the top of the van. And I just thought, oh my gosh, what have I done. What have I done. And I realized I had hit something, and I realized it was an Amish buggy.”

26-year-old Reggie Shaw has to live the rest of his life knowing that he killed two men:

“That accident was preventable. There is no other way of looking at it. I put my phone away, and I save those two men’s lives”

“I want people to look at me and look at what I did, and what I caused. And say, ‘I don’t want to be that guy’”

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James D. Schwartz is the Editor of The Urban Country and is based in Toronto, Canada. You can contact James at james.schwartz@theurbancountry.com or follow him on Twitter.

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