don't text and drive
This weekend I was responding to a text message while driving, I almost ran head on into another vehicle, who also was texting and driving.
I had to run into a ditch to miss the other vehicle and I had a ephipany, I almost lost my life and could have killed someone else just to send 2 letters in a text message. O.K. is what I sent, I was replying to a text sent to me.
Driving while texting or distracted is very dangerous and can be avoided, take a few minutes and read this hub, maybe it will help you realize that driving and texting or driving and doing anything that is distracting isn't worth losing your life over.
Don't Text and drive - it isn't worth it, if you have to send a text pull off the road and do it the safe way.
Car Crashes kill more young people every year than heart disease,HIV and diabetes combined.
Due to texting while driving, 18 states have already adopted laws again DWI or driving while texting laws but they are having little impact.
I asked ten people if they ever texted while driving and 9 out of the ten admitted that they had and often, that is 90%.
Driving while texting
- Make you 8 times more likely to have a accident
- Is worse than driving with a blood level of .08 (which is legally drunk in Alabama)
- Sending a short text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds
- or a football fields distance at 55 miles an hour
If you want to be safer turn your cell-phone off before you turn your motor on
- an average call last about 4 minutes, so don't try to make a call from a redlight.
- Some people have a hard time ending a conversation once they have started.
- If your phone is off you won't be tempted to respond to a text while driving.
Common Driving Distractions
- Putting on make-up
- Lighting a cigarette
- Digging in your purse.
Here are some tips to help keep you safe while driving.
Pay attention and eliminate distractions while you drive.
You are risking your life and freedom as well as the lives of others if you don't follow these simple things.
Think about that, is it worth it?
If you haven't eaten take 10 minutes and eat before you drive.
Ladies if you don't have your make-up on, just wait until you get to work or wherever you are going and use the restroom to put on the makeup.
Turn that phone off while you are driving, it is not worth losing your life to take a call while you are driving, you can wait until you get to your destination to make a call, if you can't wait pull over and make the call.
If you are mad or angry don't drive.
People who are mad are much more likely to speed than someone who is calm, lets say for example that you and your spouse are arguing, don't jump in the car and drive until you have had the proper time to calm down. wait at-least 10 minutes before driving.
If you can't wait until you calm down you would be better off to take a short walk until you get yourself calm.
If you can't wait call a friend or a family member to come and get you, trust me it is better to do that than to risk driving when you are upset.
I know that distracted driving is dangerous and I hope you have learned some of the dangers from this hub.
Thanks for dropping by & God-Bless-Us-All