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A Mother's Campaign

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KSL hopes people listen to and heed the poignant message being delivered by Linda Mulkey.

You may recall news reports of the tragic accident March 18 that took the life of her 17-year-old daughter. A young motorist who became distracted, it is said, while fumbling with his cell phone, ran a red light and plowed into Lauren Mulkey's vehicle.

Now, Linda Mulkey is on a personal mission to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, especially of text messaging and talking on a cell phone. Through the generosity of Reagan Outdoor Advertising, two billboards have been donated to her cause. "Save a Life. Hang Up Before You Drive" is the simple, yet straightforward message.

This mother's campaign has attracted attention nationwide as news organizations have been intrigued by her approach. And why not! It's a story young people who often think they are invincible can relate to. All motorists should take heed, but those of the multi-tasking generation, especially, need to realize there is a limit to what a motorist should be doing while driving a car.

Linda Mulkey is doing her part to keep others from losing a loved one to needless distracted or impaired driving. Her succinct message is timely and on target - hang up before you drive!

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