Like everyone else in this great nation we called America, I too, have been guilty of whipping out my 2009 phone and sending out a few, quick texts while driving. On a number of occasions, I’ve frantically pulled out my phone while driving down the interstate to text my sister urgent things like “can you pick up my dry cleaning?” or “is mom making tacos for dinner again?”. In the heat of the moment, these questions seemed important enough to look away from the road in front of me in order to text. Here’s a reality check for all of us: there’s no question worth risking our lives for, so we must stop, WILL stop texting and driving.
If you need real life examples of how texting and driving destroys lives, you can check out the stories of these young people who chose to pick up their phones while behind the wheels of their cars:
First of all, if you were not fighting to control your tear ducts from watering while watching that documentary, then you are not a human being. You are a robot and you should tap the side of your skull and see if it’s hard like metal.
Don’t get me wrong, texting is a great way to connect with friends and family, but it’s one of the most dangerous things to do while driving a vehicle. If the texting temptation is too much for you, then simply turn your cell phone off or put it in the back seat. The farther your phone is from the steering wheel, the better! So let’s start a movement to end texting and driving! Who’s with me? Save the texting for later! It can wait! Take the pledge to NEVER text and drive again!
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