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Spokane mom uses front lawn to fight texting and driving

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

One Spokane mom is taking a different approach to fighting against texting and driving. She’s using her front yard.

Jenny Drake sits outside during rush hour. The drivers frighten her a bit.

“I see someone driving by with a pink cord, charging their phone, and they're texting and driving with their knee coming upon an intersection here,” Jenny says.

That’s why she put up these signs because this hits close to home in more ways than one. Just last year, she got a call from her daughter.

“She said mom you need to get here now,” Jenny remembers.

Her daughter was in a parked car when someone hopped a curb and drove into them. Witnesses say that driver was on their phone.

“I could hear it in her voice that she was stressed out and something bad had happened,” she says.

Thankfully, her daughter was okay. So now, she doesn’t want anyone else to go through the same fear.

“It freaks me out. It makes me scared. I don't want anything to happen to my daughter. I don't want that to happen to anybody,” she says.

If you’re caught texting or talking on the phone while driving, you will be stuck with a $136 ticket.

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