Don’t be an “Intexicated Driver”

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Submitted by Lori Martin

“c u soom”.  By rear ending a vehicle, the typo was made.       

Sadly, teenage crashes increase this time of year. Drinking and cell phones are some problems.

Many drivers now have their eyes glued to their phone on their lap or side of the steering wheel. Is this a “social norm”? This illegal trend must end.

Drivers are aware of the danger driving drunk poses. A drunken driver hit me when I was 16 in 1992 and I was seriously injured. Surgery and therapy became my teenage life. My gait, hearing and speech are damaged.

Sending a text when driving reduces your abilities down to a drunken driver. Drunken drivers weave lanes, speed through red lights, and do not signal when turning just like a driver using a cell phone would do.

When driving to anywhere, like University of California, San Diego, ditch the phone! Have people leave messages and call when parked.

Using a phone when driving can result in a ticket or crash, which even if not fatal, will haunt your future driving.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Do not drink and drive and “X the Txt.”
Lori Martin

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: