I know this website is called Teens in the Driver Seat, but my father’s story is what inspired me to join TDS. On February 20, 2010, I woke up to the sounds of my grandmother screaming and crying. I went into the living room and saw her on the floor crying and when I asked what happened she said my father had passed away in a car accident. He was texting and driving and hit the side of a train, dieing on impact. At first I didn’t believe it but then I saw his phone record and saw he was typing a message before the accident. I was shocked and could not believe it. From then on I swore I would never text and drive or drive under the influence.