AUBURN (CBS13) — Hit by a drunk driver, an Auburn woman is now warning others before they get behind the wheel.

Sally Dawley survived a head-on crash 10 years ago. Now Sally’s truck has handmade signs warning of the dangers of drinking and driving. One reads: “Dear Lord, please help find a cure for stupid.”

She says her strategy is successful.

“There have been a couple of times at red lights I’ve seen people behind me read my signs and suddenly buckling up. I just saved your life,” said Sally.

Sally has been driving her truck with these signs on it for more than four years.

Comments (17)
  1. caesar says:

    good job go girl happy new year good luck

  2. Dan says:

    if they were serius they would qoit swelling beer in gas stations.

    1. Snarf says:

      Oh come on now. That’s like saying if they were serious about combatting obesity, they’d stop selling forks.

  3. KJ says:

    Wow – what an awesome stand! Drunk drivers are given way too much leniency for their violent crimes……isn’t the definition of insanity “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results?” Come on, legal system – GET WITH IT!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Gerald Caruthers says:

    Federal money flows for extra DUI enforcement and it is wasted with DUI checkpoinsts, where a half dozen officers are tied up for hours to arrest one drunk driver…. if any. It’s called politics folks! This woman is doing more to combat DUI that our law enforcemnt. is.

  5. Mark Crowe says:

    The sign should read…. “Click it or Ticket… We will increase revenue!!!” this is all about money and has very little to do with actual saftey. “My car! My choice!” Get out of my life govenrment. If I needed a nanny I would have hired one.

    1. DerDeeDer says:

      Problem with your statement, is the road doesn’t belong to you and the rest of us are on it. You don’t want to wear your seatbelt, fine, but this story was about DRUNK DRIVING.

      1. KJ says:

        Thank you, DerDeeDer……..those who drink and drive don’t want to look at the situation for what it is – basically, attempted manslaughter every time they get behind the wheel. It’s much easier to divert the blame elsewhere…….

  6. Susan says:

    I think we also need some signs saying PUT DOWN YOUR PHONE and drive!

    1. Mark Crowe says:

      A bluetooth employee here? Talking and driving is safe. Stop repeating the nonsense

  7. tm says:

    Talking on the phone is dangerous as an example the girl who ran the red light at 50 mph and totaled my truck. Too bad the rules don’t apply to you. Hopefully you will wake up before you become a fatality or cause one

  8. peter wilson says:

    mark- It’s you and people like you that cause ALL the deaths and injuries on the roads. There have been HUNDREDS of studies that PROVE that talking on a cell phone and triving is as dangerouse as driving drunk. I bet mark is a constant drunk driver and child molester also.

  9. Mkshay says:

    My co worker lost her 18 yr old from a 2nd offender drunk driver who according to the car he was driving at impact was 109 mph and he was 3xs the legal limit!! We need to protect our kids n our grandkids from them now b4 it’s to late!! RIP Destanee!!!

  10. Tatia says:

    For some of you it sounds like you have been fortunate enough to never have been faced with the loss of a friend or a family member from drunk driving. I unfortunately have not been so lucky. I have lost a close friend and I almost lost my mother ten years ago. It was the most horrifying day of my life. I remember the day vividly. My friend came to my house to tell me that the bus my mother had been aiding on had just been struck by a drunk driver. They told me she was in critical condition and was being life flighted to the hospital. It was a very rough road to recovery physically and mentally. The most disturbing part of it all is that the driver who was a second time offender got minimal jail time and probation. If you drink be responsible. If you cant be responsible then you should not be drinking. I am thankful every day that my mother survived that accident so she could be here to see all three of her grandchildren grow up. My mothers signs have just been one small way for her to heal her pain. And another to raise awareness to all to try to avoid the same situation from ever happening to other families.

  11. Wendy Murdock Boatman says:

    Go Aunt Sally! Not many live to tell the tale and many fewer take a stand.

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