Summer Book Club: A Deadly Wandering, Part 2


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"one of the things he did was he went out and told all kinds of groups—he was on Oprah, he was on every medium he could—to tell people just how dangerous this was."

"we’re seeing significant increases in the number of fatalities on the roadways in the United States. And that reverses a trend of over 50 years of declining crashes. And the most likely culprit is the fact that we’re becoming more and more of a distracted driving society."

"The current law in Utah is basically, it’s run like a DUI. If you kill somebody and you’re texting and driving, you’re looking at a second-degree felony now."

"if you’re on a phone, you can create something called “inattentional blindness” where something is right in front of you, but you don’t see it."

"you’re more than twice the level of impairment when you’re texting as you would have been at a .08 blood alcohol level. So twice the crash risk of a drunk driver."

"every aspect of life, including criminal cases or slight offenses, the quicker we forgive, the quicker we heal."

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