President’s Message May 2013

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President’s Message May 2013

I started We Save Lives (WSL) because I BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS BY WORKING TOGETHER. I also believe that by partnering with businesses, community leaders, highway safety advocates, concerned citizens, organizations and survivors of traffic safety crashes, we would have a greater influence on highway safety policy at the local, state and national levels. We need more change and we need it now! Even though each of us has our own cause in the field of traffic safety, we all have a common purpose – saving lives.

WE SAVE LIVES (WSL) became a reality when the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts agreed to adopt our project and develop our website, redesign our logo and put together the very moving video, all pro-bono. The team leader, Sally Traynham, was my constant contact and suffered through myriad explanations of words such as beta site, site plan, url, etc. I have reassured her several times she will be rewarded in the afterlife! They did this as students and volunteers and we, yes, I say we, did it in 14 days! In fact, without them and the other volunteers, such as the board, advisory board and dedicated team, there would be no WSL. We focused on the 3 D’s because drugged driving needs far more attention and a national advocacy group. Drunk driving, a multifaceted problem, requires multifaceted solutions. The rates of drunk driving have not changed in 15 years and we are very concerned. Distracted Driving is something I see every time I drive. I am sure most of us have experienced numerous close calls due to someone else’s cell phone use  while driving.

We Save Lives represents you! Won’t you add your voice to ours?

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