- Car Safety & Safe Driving
Dads Against Distracted Driving. It is time. DADD for real!
Don't worry he is stopped.
Probably that name is taken.
This week in San Diego alone we lost a mom and two children due to phone use while driving. That is more and worse than drunk driving here. It is not yet criminal like drunk driving and I have to ask why?
What the hell are people thinking? I am sorry but you are not baddies like me, you cannot throw a football with either hand and raise a child while working two jobs. I can do it. But I never ever ever would pick up a cell phone while driving. What kind of moron does that? I am sorry but you are already probably late and you forgot something at home and the driver next to you just woke up and is nursing a coffee.
But you think you are such a bad ass as to talk or text while driving?
I grew up 3 blocks from route 66, driving was a right and something just to do. Flagstaff Arizona
Let me say it this way.
I qualified at the Long Beach and Riverside Speedways. I have taken over twenty hours of courses for public safety driving -- read that to be a cop and they only need 10 hours to qualify.
I work in risk management and that includes defensive driving stuff to minimize insurance premiums. I have actually driven over 4,000 hours as a patrolman.
And I would no more pick up a phone while driving as unbuckle my 3 year old from his car seat on a freeway. But these housewives and utility drivers think it is not criminal to do so?
I call bull on this and I am plenty upset. These are the same people who censor others for disagreeing with their position.
Not quite ready
We grew up working on our own cars. Driving was plenty to do whey you all were doing it.
Have you ever seen 3 thousand pounds of metal run into 180 lbs of meat?
I once saw a big diesel truck hit a 200 lb deer going full on 65 mph. It through the deer 100 feet. And it destroyed the front end of the tractor rig. I saw a car that had hit a 110 lb deer in New Hampshire and the driver was dead as the deer went up and into the drivers seat.
I worked on a case where a disabled car was hit on a freeway by a distracted driver at 85 mph. All three were dead. We know he was distracted because his wife called 911 as she was talking to him on the phone from another car at the time of the collision. What madness.
Professional drivers know the cost of distraction.
Have you ever driven 130 mph. It is a blast. It is crazy wild. And there is nothing less dangerous about driving 50 mph.
A guided missile must be guided. Your vehicle is a guided missile. Hell, motor vehicles taken as a whole would qualify for an WMD (weapons of mass destruction) as the kill about a person a second.
Distracted drivers in the United States only kill about one person every 45 minutes. Drunks only kill about one person every 25 minutes.
That is disgusting and only you can prevent distracted driving deaths.