Lindsey's Personal Platform

 
"Every single time you take your eyes off the road or talk on the phone while you're driving - even for just a few seconds - you put yourself and others in danger," says US Secretary of Transporation Ray LaHood. "Distracted driving is an epidemic on America's roadways. You see it every day: Drivers swerving in their lanes, stopping at green lights, running red ones, or narrowly missing a pedestrian because they have their eyes and minds on their phones instead of the road. Yet, people continue to assume that they can drive and text or talk at the same time."

Lindsey is an impassioned advocate of her platform "Dangers of Distracted Driving" and her Stay Alive... don't text and drive sign campaign. An average of 17 people die in the US everyday because of distracted driving related accidents. That's over 6,000 mothers, fathers, siblings and friends each year that don't need to die.

During her junior year of high school Lindsey was asked to appear in a distracted driving public service announcement by the Town of Hammonton Police Department. This jump started Lindsey's passion towards raising the awareness of the dangers of dristracted driving. As a Miss America state titleholder the past 4 years, and a founding Board Member of PADD.org (People Against Distracted Driving), Lindsey has continued that focus and been responsible for local government and school board approvals for the installation of countless “Stay Alive…Don’t Text & Drive” permanent street signs which she designed.

 
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In October 2012, Lindsey was named to South Jersey Magazine’s Annual “Super Women” list, being recognized as an inspirational and successful community service leader for her ongoing efforts and achievements to raise awareness of the dangers of texting and cell phone use while driving. Lindsey’s well-organized Don’t Text & Drive Awareness Campaign has received the formal endorsement of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.

 
 
Get additional information and stay up to date with Lindsey's work on this life saving inniative by visiting and "Liking" her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/donttextanddrivenj.