According to the Texas Department of transportation in 2011 there were more than 3,000 cell phone-related accident, 46 were fatal, one being Johnny Mac Browns daughter.
"Our main goal is so families don't have to deal with this," said Brown.
The Brown family lost their 17-year-old daughter Alex in a texting while driving accident. They now set out to raise awareness against it.
"It's bad enough when your kids die, but when they die from something so preventable, texting behind the wheel, not wearing a seatbelt,” Brown said. “It is all so preventable that I think it makes it worse."
While the browns see a problem many drivers don't attest. Some residents said: I never text and drive. I never text and drive. Never"
Yet everyone thinks action should be taken, though just last spring legislature passed a bill outlawing texting behind the wheel, only for it to be vetoed by Rick Perry. He said it was reckless and irresponsible; however he saw the law as a government effort to micromanage adults behavior, a quote in which many disagree.
But with technology so accessible Lubbockites seem weary that a bill will work.
"No it’s going to take some enforcement before they do,” one resident said. “There is too much of it. Any stop light you go to there are four vehicles at every intersection texting, so it’s going to take some time.”
Bottom line, the message the brows want to get across, texting while driving takes lives, all you have to do is put down the phone.