Thinking about what happened to Nikki two years ago still manages to get me very emotional.
It’s so sad that this beautiful girl lost her life over something that could very well be prevented and stopped.
It basically translates to if any activity is being conducted that takes the drivers attention away from the road, that is a classification of distracted driving. Visual distractions are when you take your eyes of the road.
Examples of distracted driving include but are not limited to, texting, using a cell phone, taking a selfie, using a hand held device, adjusting the radio or music system, watching a video or going through pictures, adjusting the navigation system, reading, talking to passengers and doing ones hair or makeup even (Distraction. Some of these examples might sound ridiculous, but they all do contribute to distracted driving in one-way shape or form. Manual distractions are when you take your hands of the wheel. Distracted driving is so dangerous because it not only affects the driver, but the passengers and the innocent bystanders as well.
Nikki had so much stolen from her that day when she lost her life due to the driver’s careless ways.
Nikki didn’t get to go to her senior prom, she didn’t get to graduate, she didn’t get to experience college, her father wont be able to walk her down the aisle and she her dressed up as a beautiful bride.
The driver of the car Nikki was a passenger in was cited for driving carelessly.
It is clear that when the driver made that left turn she was distracted by something that prevented her from looking and seeing the pick up truck the car collided with that led to Nikki's death.
Accidents like these that kill thousands each year can be prevented if the proper measures are taken.
According to a PEW study, in 2012, 3092 people were killed in crashes with a distracted driver (8-9/day).