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A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention by Matt Richtel

One of 2014s most original and masterfully reported books, A Deadly Wandering by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Matt Richtel interweaves the cutting-edge science of attention with the tensely plotted story of a mysterious car accident and its aftermath to answer some of the defining questions of our time: What is technology doing to us? Can our minds keep up with the pace of change? How can we find balance? Through Richtels beautifully constructed narrative, a complex and far-reaching topic becomes intimate and urgent--an important call to reexamine our own lives.

On the last day of summer, an ordinary Utah college student named Reggie Shaw fatally struck two rocket scientists while texting and driving along a majestic stretch of highway bordering the Rocky Mountains. Richtel follows Reggie from the moment of the tragedy, through the police investigation, the states groundbreaking prosecution (at the time there was little precedent to guide the court), and ultimately, Reggies wrenching admission of responsibility.

Richtel parallels Reggies journey with leading-edge scientific findings regarding human attention and the impact of technology on our brains--showing how these devices, now thoroughly embedded in all aspects of our lives, play to our deepest social instincts and prey on parts of the brain that crave stimulation, creating loops of compulsion, even addiction. A propulsive read filled with fascinating scientific detail, riveting narrative tension, and rare emotional depth, A Deadly Wandering is a book that can change--and save--lives.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control , nine people die every single day because of a distracted driver.
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Real Stories of Texting and Driving Deaths That Will Make Teens Think Twice

HOUSTON - The driver of a pickup truck that collided with a church minibus in rural Texas, killing 13 people, apologized after the crash and acknowledged he had been texting while driving, a witness said Friday. Jody Kuchler told The Associated Press he was driving behind the truck and had seen it moving erratically prior to the Wednesday collision on a two-lane road about 75 miles west km of San Antonio, near the town of Concan. Kuchler said the truck had crossed the center line several times while he followed it. Kuchler said he witnessed the crash and afterward, he checked on both the bus and the truck and was able to speak with the driver, who has been identified by the Texas Department of Public Safety as year-old Jack Dillon Young, of Leakey, Texas. I was texting. Department of Public Safety Sgt. Conrad Hein declined to comment on Friday on the cause of the crash or if texting might have played a role.

Help bring focus to the dangers of texting and driving by sharing your story today. Name required. Mail will not be published required. On July 29, , as I was crossing the street in a crosswalk, in Newark, New Jersey, an SUV ran through the red light, hit me and dragged me half a block. It was around pm, and extremely hot.

The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Spread the word: Mr Fortin has published the couple's final text messages in the hope that it might make others think more carefully about the dangers of texting while driving Emy Brochu. It was a loving text message exchange not initially intended for public consumption. Brochu," Mathieu Fortin typed to his girlfriend, Emy. From her car, she pinged him back a smitten text. Fortin replied with a smiley face and a string of 'xxes' meant to signify kisses.

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Caysi Jaronske, 17, was in the car with Bollig on that fateful day. She told investigators that they asked Bollig to stop texting and updating Facebook multiple times while she was driving. After the crash, Bollig reportedly asked her boyfriend, year-old Deven Garlock, to lie about having been the one behind the wheel. While state police initially believed that Garlock was driving the car, DNA evidence collected from the truck recently proved that Bollig must have been the one behind the wheel. In addition, the search of the vehicle allegedly recovered a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A year-old woman has been sentenced to six years in prison for striking and killing two teenage girls with her car. There was no malicious intent behind this tragic auto accident. Natasha Boggs was simply texting — while she was driving. Distracted driving is an epidemic in this country, and two young women have lost their lives because one person was unable to put her phone down while she was behind the wheel. This horrific accident occurred last spring in Ohio. Natasha Boggs drifted off the road while texting and hit two teenage girls, ending their lives. Boggs pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and one count each of vehicular assault and attempted tampering with evidence.

4 thoughts on “A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention by Matt Richtel

  1. Looking back, Brooke Scherer figures she knew as soon as she regained consciousness that her son was already gone.

  2. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nine people die every single day because of a distracted driver. While distracted driving.

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