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TextLess Live More's Inspiration

Merritt Levitan was an accomplished 18-year-old hit by a young distracted driver who was texting behind-the-wheel on July 2, 2013.

Merritt sustained a traumatic brain injury and died the next day on July 3, 2013.

Friends of Merritt's at Milton Academy founded TextLess Live More in Fall 2013 to save lives and prevent tragic crashes.

Because four seconds of texting behind-the-wheel is all it takes to take away someone you love.

Merritt Levitan – Summer 2012

About TextLess Live More

TextLess Live More is a peer-to-peer national awareness campaign to save lives and end distracted driving.

  • On October 11, 2017, what would have been Merritt’s 23rd birthday, TextLess Live More became an Official Partner with Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.).
  • Since 2013, Textless Live More has shipped over 10,000 TLLM blue bracelets and phone stickers to students around the country.
  • Over 1/4 of million people have read Merritt’s story and watched the TLLM PSAs, and that number climbs daily.
  • Multiple national media outlets such as ABCnews.com, foxnews.com, The Boston Globe, yahoo.com, and others have run Merritt’s story and acknowledge digital distraction as a critical issue facing our generation.
  • TextLess Live More is the country’s leading student-led, peer-to-peer model to raise awareness about the real perils of distracted driving.
  • Together we have the power to save lives and prevent tragic crashes that occur from distracted driving. #TextLessLiveMore

Please watch this video to learn about Merritt. 

Filmed at Milton Academy.

“Blue Chair”

We love you, Merritt.