Don’t risk fate, the text can wait

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

The slo­gan of the cam­paign is hon­est and con­fronting: ‘‘Don’t risk fate New Zealan­ders, the text can wait.’’

Toko­roa’s Jade Beale, her sis­ter Re­nee and their friend Ari­anna Ash­worth, who were al­most killed in a car crash last year, are now head­ing a cam­paign to en­cour­age driv­ers to think twice about tex­ting while driv­ing.

The for­mer For­est View High School teacher spoke at a teen driver expo in Toko­roa re­cently, and will also speak to high-risk teens in Hamil­ton.

Her story was also fea­tured on Camp­bell Live and sub­se­quent fol­low-up pieces were held with the show’s pro­duc­ers speak­ing to the son of the woman who was killed in Jade’s col­li­sion.

The car crash hap­pened on State High­way 1, north of Ti­rau near Pairere on De­cem­ber 22 where the three women were all se­ri­ously injured when a ve­hi­cle crossed the cen­tre line and crashed into their car.

All three women suf­fered hor­ren­dous in­juries and the driver of the other ve­hi­cle, Paula Adele Jessep, died at the scene.

In­ves­ti­ga­tions showed Ms Jessep was hav­ing a text con­ver­sa­tion on her mo­bile phone when the ac­ci­dent hap­pened.

If you would like more in­for­ma­tion please contact Jade through face­book. com/ Dont RiskFateNZer­sTheTex­tCanWait or 027 206 4139.

MES­SAGE: Car crash sur­vivors Jade Beale (left) with her sis­ter Re­nee and their friend Ari­anna Ash­worth en­cour­age driv­ers not to text while driv­ing.

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