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After death, Amherst Fire Dept. asks people to pledge not to text and drive
Last week, former Amherst Fire Chief John Bachman was struck by a car and killed as he was getting the mail at the end of his driveway on Merrimack Road.
Buchanan said that at one point in history, drinking and driving was considered socially acceptable but efforts to change that perception paid off. Unfortunately, he said, texting has taken the place of drunken driving.
“At 55 miles per hour you’re traveling 80 feet per second,” said Buchanan. “If you take your eyes off the road for three seconds, you’ve gone 240 feet blindly.”
For more information, visit www.amherstnhfire.org.
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