Friday, February 10, 2012

Texting and Driving~When Will We Wake Up?

OK~ I continue to wonder when we, as a society, will put our cell phones away while driving? Here in North Iowa, we all learned today that a teen died as the result of texting, on November 1, 2011. In our state, it has been law for more than a year for everyone to not text while driving, yet people continue to do it. I guess it's one of those things that can be compared to being told, "No." When we are told "no," the natural instinct is to rebel. I know deaths by texting are happening nationwide, it's not just here in Iowa- but seriously, when will people learn?

For myself, turning my phone off while in the car is the solution. There is no temptation to see who is calling or texting. Life seemed a lot simpler when we did not have cell phones. We actually dialed our telephones, and we could talk in another room in the house while connected with a 15' cord!

What will you do to stop yourself from resisting the temptation to text while driving? Will you turn your phone off while driving? How will you make our roadways a little safer for yourself and those around you? For now....I'm thankful that my new 16 1/2 year old driver in this household has never known the days of talking and/or texting on a cell phone while driving. And I pray.....pray every time he gets behind the wheel- After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

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