Tucson group launches campaign to end distracted driving - Tucson News Now

Tucson group launches campaign to end distracted driving

Karen Wilson hopes to create awareness about distracted driving with a new campaign. (Source: Tucson News Now) Karen Wilson hopes to create awareness about distracted driving with a new campaign. (Source: Tucson News Now)
Dan Wilson was killed by a distracted driver while riding his bike to work. (Source: Tucson News Now) Dan Wilson was killed by a distracted driver while riding his bike to work. (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Not a day goes by that Karen Wilson doesn't think about her son.

A husband and a father of two, Dan Wilson was killed by a distracted driver while riding his bike to work just over a year ago.

He was less than a mile from his home. 

"We are devastated," his mother Karen said, "and I think I will miss my son the rest of my life. I don't think that I will ever get over it and I still cry everyday."

A ghost bike now sits where Dan died at Orange Grove and La Cholla. 

On Friday, Oct. 7, Karen and a group of Tucsonans will launch their LOOK! SAVE A LIFE campaign to end distracted driving. 

Organizers say they are concerned for bikers' safety. 

Tucson is supposed to be a bike-friendly city, yet four cyclists have been hit and killed this year alone. 

At 1:30 p.m., the group will be revealing three new wrapped patrol cars that police and deputies will drive around Tucson.

The point is to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving in the hopes of saving a life. 

Local and state elected officials, law enforcement and families affected by this growing epidemic will all speak about the campaign. 

The event will take place at Tucson Fire Central, located at 300 S. Fire Central Place.

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