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Speaker brings Drive to Save Lives to Wharton

Wharton High School senior Drakeo Scandrett, 17, listens to speaker Cara Filler. The students were asked to close their eyes and picture someone that meant a lot to them, when they opened their eyes they were asked to picture the world with out that person in their lives. Filler came to Wharton a part of the national the Drive to Save Lives Tour. The Drive to Save Lives Tour addresses some of the destructive choices some teens make involving distracted driving or driving to fast. Filler was personally affected by someone making bad choices when her twin sister, Mairin, was killed in a car accident the day after their 18th birthday.
Published Sep. 17, 2013

TAMPA — Cara Filler, the founder of the Drive to Save Lives Tour, spoke to Wharton High School students Monday about the possible outcomes from making a bad decision.

The Drive to Save Lives Tour addresses some of the choices some teens make involving distracted driving or driving too fast.

Filler was personally affected by someone making bad choices when her twin sister, Mairin, was killed in a car accident the day after their 18th birthday.

On Oct. 1, a new law banning texting and driving goes into effect in Florida.

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