Cell Phone Use and Texting While Driving=Danger
My Two Recent Maniac on a Cell Phone Stories
I was inspired to write this hub on Sunday as I was driving to work on the interstate and I came upon an emergency vehicle that was driving very slowly. I happen to glance over and the driver had his hand up by his ear obviously talking on a cell phone. Can you imagine my surprise and chagrin at the sight?
Now I will give you another crazy story. I was driving down the street that parallels the one that I live on. The speed limit is 35 miles per hour. I look in my rear view mirror and there is this woman in a big SUV behind me so close (yes tailgating) that I could see she was talking on her cell phone. I was about to turn left so I signaled and stepped on the brake. She was not paying attention and had to swerve to the left (the way I was about to turn) and passed me. She actually had the nerve to shoot me a dirty look. I cursed and was glad that the kids weren't with me. I really wish she had hit me. That would have taught her a lesson, and I would have gotten a new vehicle.
The following photos were sent to me by my father-in-law today. I was shocked and appalled at these images and the apparent story behind them. Yes you guessed it! Cell phone use while driving.
Apparently the driver of the VW was talking on the cell phone and failed to notice an oncoming motorcycle. The motorcycle was traveling at approximately 85 miles per hour (the motorcycle was called a "crotch rocket") and the driver of the VW pulled out in front of it. The force of the impact made the VW flip over and land 20 feet from where the impact took place.
The driver of the motorcycle was found inside the car along with the two passengers. No one survived.
This vehicle was displayed by the Police and Road Safety Department at a Motorcycle fair. Now I realize that not every e-mail you get is really a true story. But this sure could scare some people. It made me feel ill when I read it.
Pass it On
Even if this turns out to be a hoax there are still so many other horrific accidents that happen every day because of someone not paying attention, talking or texting on a cell phone. Please think twice about using your cell phone while you're driving.
Think about it folks. All you have to do is not talk on the phone while you are driving. It could be the difference between life or death. How would you live with yourself if you were to cause an accident because you were distracted by a cell phone call? I couldn't live with the choice I made if it were me. There is nothing more simple than just putting the phone down until you are in the parking lot or stopped somewhere. Yes, it's that simple.
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