We all know that texting while driving is dangerous yet we continue to do it. You hear that text tone and know that it's your best friend, lover, son, daughter or mom sharing something important. You really need to look at that text. After all you are only going glance at it for a second or two and you can still keep one eye on the road. You will be OK. And you probably will, until one day you won't.
Every day an average of ten Americans are killed because someone was texting. The risks are so much greater than people realize. It's easy to drift into the shoulder and kill a jogger or cyclist while you have one eye on the road and the other on your phone. The second you take your eyes off the road is the second that some fool will miss-judge your speed and try to make a quick turn in front of you.
I just watched "From One Second To The Next", a moving but sad documentary video created by the award winning movie producer Werner Herzog. The video tells the story of four people whose lives were forever changed horribly for the worse because they or someone else couldn't resist the urge to look at or reply to a text while driving.
No one's life is worth a Facebook status or a quick "I'll be there in 5 minutes" text. If a text is important enough to look at, it's important enough to pull over and stop the car for.
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