Texting and driving a dangerous combination

Just in the last week as a passenger in our car, I have seen two different people in two different areas texting while driving. I truly believe usage of cell phones might have been a factor in some of the horrible accidents that have claimed lives.

People, please pull over to answer your phone or check a text. It only takes a few minutes and it just might save a life or two. The people I saw texting were an older woman and a teenage boy. Their vehicles were not staying in the proper lane.

I just realized when my cell phone rang yesterday while I was driving that even to try to answer a call while driving could be terribly dangerous. You take your eyes off the road and your attention is diverted just long enough to cause an accident.

No phone call or text message is so important that you can’t pull over and then see who is trying to reach you.

Please think of how many lives you might save.

Thank you for your attention.

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