It’s been more than four years since a horrific traffic accident on U.S. Highway 27 in Davenport claimed the life of a young Davenport bride-to-be, but the anti-texting while driving campaign her death helped launch continues with support from one of the nation’s largest cell phone service providers and the Florida Highway Patrol.
“This is a real problem” FHP Troop C spokesman Sgt. Steve Gaskins said. “And it doesn’t seem to be getting better, even though kids know better.” In 2011, according to Gaskins, more than 450 crashes across Florida were attributed to texting while driving by drivers between the ages of 15 and 30.
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