Earlier this summer, Gov. John Kasich signed a bill designating September as Safe Driving Awareness Month in honor of Maria Tiberi.
WBNS-10TV sports anchor Dom Tiberi has made it his mission to promote awareness of distracted driving since he lost his 21-year-old daughter on the evening of Sept. 17 2013. Maria Tiberi was killed when her car, moving at 53 mph, struck the back of a stopped tractor-trailer on I-270.
Crash investigators said an “ unknown distraction was the probable cause of the accident.” Dom Tiberi and his wife, Terri, founded Maria’s Message, a campaign to create awareness that has taken him to 16 schools in which about 8,000 students have taken a defensive-driving pledge.
“To all the moms and dads and boys and girls, just drive the car,” Kasich said. “The phone can wait. Text can wait. Just pay attention. That’s the message, and it’s a simple one.”
Read the full article from the Dispatch here.
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