Parents of Teen Killed Texting While Driving Become Advocates

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

The parents of an Idaho teenager who was killed when she was texting while driving have now become advocates against the practice, lobbying their state to make it illegal.

The Daily Mail reports 18-year-old Taylor Sauer was driving home from Utah State University on January 14 when she slammed into the back of a slow-moving tanker truck. The investigation showed she was texting every 90 seconds during the four-hour drive.

Her last post to Facebook was particularly haunting: "I can’t discuss this now. Driving and facebooking is not safe! Haha."

Idaho is one of 13 states that has not banned texting while driving. Shauna and Clay Sauer are hoing to change that.

"This is what she would want us to do," Shauna Sauer said on the "Today Show."

They testified before the Idaho legislature on the need for a ban even though the state has a law against inattentive driving. The bill passed the state Senate and heads to the House.

Here is the couple on "Today."