Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cell Phones- Should They Be Banned While Driving?

OK~ I'm pondering how my life will be impacted if I can no longer talk on my cell phone while driving. I do NOT talk on my cell phone while driving with my 16 year old son in the car and I honestly do not think I would be impacted by a ban. I never text while driving- it's just too dangerous and illegal in Iowa.

The sad part of this is the fact that many people think that because texting is illegal- there is a fire in them to do it! Face it, when someone tells you that you can't do something, you often desire to do the opposite. This is especially true with our young people. The worst part of this. There is a law in Iowa that says we cannot text while driving- So, would someone please explain to me why this is not enforced? It never fails.....on a six mile drive into town to the YMCA, I will see at least three people texting on any given day! This is a straight shot on the highway and two stoplights. And the sad part of this, our young people are still dying in car crashes, due to texting!

So, I'm really thinking that we have became so dependent on our cell phones that I honestly do not think we can change! And yes, the older I get, the less I like change! I do not see a need for any new laws- How about enforcing the ones on the books. And yes, I do understand that law enforcement cannot be all places at all times! So...this Mom will continue to drive defensively, and yes, I can tell when there is  texter in front of me....The car is weaving and the driver is clearly NOT looking at the road!

Any thoughts? How should we improve on this? I'm not sure what I can do to do my part, except to be extra alert when driving and instill in my 16 year old that is NEVER ok to talk or text while driving- life is too precious! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

1 comment:

  1. It is to dangerous to talk
    on a cell phone while driving.
    When driving concentrate on driving only.

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