Alex Brown is a victim of texting and driving. It is not worth your or somebody elseÂ’s life to text while driving. Unfortunately Jeanne and Johnny Brown have learned this lesson the hard way because their daughter died while texting and driving in 2009.
Jeanne Brown said, Â“Alex made choices and those choices cost her her life. The last thing I could do for my daughter was pick out her headstone.Â” Unfortunately it is a choice that many of you make every single day, and it hasnÂ’t cost you your life yet, but someday it could. Alex died at the young age of 17 in a rollover accident while she was on her normal route to school. The teen was texting and driving at the time.
BrownÂ’s family were on “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” with Justin Bieber. They promote a product called Â“Get Home SafeÂ” for $99 which allows parents to block cell phone messages if their childÂ’s car is moving. Another such product that is available as a cell phone app for a mere $3.99 is called OTTER. Finally, T-Mobile also offers a service that works to block texting while driving. The cost is $4.99 per month.
There are many options available, but if you canÂ’t trust yourself or your child not to text and drive, it is worth investing in one of these options to help protect yourself, your family and others. If you are tempted, remember Alex Brown, and what her family has gone through. You do not want to cause your own or somebody elseÂ’s family to deal with something this horrible.
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