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That Time Again….Cell Phones and Driving. February 4, 2009

Posted by mk in Uncategorized.
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S reminded me today that I haven’t written in a while.  I apologize.  But I apologize even more for not having anything too interesting to say.

I did have a thought today as I was driving down the canyon for the third time this week.  People need to stop talking on their cell phones while driving…They really need to stop texting and reading their phones while driving.  I got behind a driver who could not maintain a steady speed for the life of them.  I couldn’t figure out how they could be going 50 one second and 80 the next.  Then I finally got around them….of course they are on their cell phone.  Another driver decided to merge into my lane…It would have been fine had I not been right next to him in that lane….Again, on the cell phone.  These things happen to me all the time.  Sometimes I feel as though I am a magnet to bad drivers.  I am not claiming to be the best driver in the world but I try to at a bare minimum pay attention to those around me.

As I mentioned though, it is even worse to be texting and/or reading texts and emails while driving but I see it all the time.  A few months ago, a 17-year-old girl in our town was killed in a car accident – while texting she rear ended a semi and proceeded to flip her car through the median to the other side of the highway while not wearing a seatbelt.  Seems ridiculous when you think about it but what are the chances that she would have seen the semi directly in front of her had she not been texting?

My point being, people should just be more careful.  I know that everyone is busy and trying to multi task and I am guilty of being on the phone while driving too.  But I am going to work on eliminating that from my routine.  At least I won’t be one of those really bad drivers that people get mad at because they are on their cell phone.



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