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.
Distracted driving is not bad luck. It is a deliberate choice. Get over to the curb if your message is urgent!
As a resident of Florida I'm tired of seeing people driving erratically on i-95 & city streets, because they are busy taking selfies, looking down at their phones, or playing games...My newest pet peeve is the dash mounted cell phone with movies or TV playing for the driver to watch as he/she speeds or weaves along through traffic...These actions are no longer the exception to the rule, they are daily occurrences...Stop the madness, the ignorant need to be removed from the road for the safety of careful drivers...
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!
Anthony's life and everyone's life is worth much more than a text or a glance at Facebook.