Here are photos of billboards posted around Omaha, NE.
Thanks to UPS Foundation for funding these.*
And, as Paul Harvey used to say, "Here's the rest of the story."
The quote from David Townsend came in the aftermath of Tia's, death at age 11. Tia and a friend were crossing the street in a marked crosswalk at a stop sign in Shoreline, Washington. The first car to approach the sign/crosswalk stopped. The motorist behind him decided to pull around him - hitting and killing Tia and injuring her friend.
Ashley Steffen, age 17, of Waukesha, WI was standing in her driveway waiting for the school bus. A classmate raced down here 25 mph posted street at almost 60 mph, lost control, smashing into Ashley and ending her life.
Shaye Martin, age 8, was walking to school on the sidewalk in a designated school zone in Doral, FL when a motorist sped through at 60 mph, jumped the curb, running him over and ending his life.
David Townsend's message, along with the desire of Ashley's and Shaye's families to never have another family endure what they have experienced, should resonate with every one of us each time we get behind the wheel. Our behavior behind the wheel makes a life or death difference. Which behaviors do we choose to engage in?
For more about Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 visit www.KeepKidsAliveDrive25.org
*E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-334-1391 if you are interested in utilizing these billboard messages in your community.