Sunday, January 24, 2010
Texting and phoning while driving.
This is a plea from a father and a grandfather for those of you who text and or use your phone while driving. You might do it every day for a year, or two years, or three, but I am sure you will agree that every once in a while you say to yourself WHOA! I almost missed that Stop Sign or that Red Light or Where did that car come from? or - - - add your own "Surprise". The thing is that sooner or later one of these Surprises will end badly - most likely for someone else, because of YOU, but possibly for you too. It might be a kid coming out from behind a parked car in your own neighborhood while you are distracted for a few seconds or even for one second. Hundreds, no thousands of times a year this happens to someone else. Sooner or later it will happen to you. How will you feel then? No, you are not a better driver than everyone else! As a matter of fact if you text or use your phone while you are driving you are a WORSE driver than everyone else - because you care about a text or a phone call more than someone else's life. Please don't text or phone while driving. Please for your sake and everyone else's sake. Please, for my sake and the sake of my children and grandchildren as well as your own. Thank you.