Anthony's life and everyone's life is worth much more than a text or a glance at Facebook.
Anthony Branca's death was preventable. Texting and driving should be illegal in every state, including Florida. Please, pass legislature in Florida making texting while driving a primary offense. Save lives!
I've been sobbing quietly for hours after signing the Change.Org petition and reading the tributes, watching the video, and seeing that gorgeous smile. Such a vibrant, beautiful boy and young man. My heart breaks for the loss of his young life. He was obviously so full of promise. Thank you for sharing him with the rest of the world, and for bringing attention to something that I know I'm guilty of. I will remember him the next time I'm driving and reach for my phone, and I will think of Anthony and my own precious son, and I will wait until I've pulled over or parked.
Florida is definitely the scariest state to drive in. I've driven all over the state on my Harley. People tailgate, dial, talk, text and read the paper, all that at 60-80 mph. Many of them at only 15-20 feet behind me. If I had to brake suddenly I wouldn't have a chance. My chances of surviving would be close too zero.
My son is also 19, and I don't want the same thing to happen to him! What a handsome boy Anthony was. Such a nice smile. It's tragic, really really senseless and unforgivable.