Jan 18, 2010

No Phone Zone

If you didn't see Oprah today, this was her message... texting/talking on the phone while driving is AS DANGEROUS as driving with 4 alcoholic drinks in your system. Don't risk it! It's not worth risking your family's or another family's life.

Driving while talking on you cell (headset or not) makes you 4 times more likely to get in an accident (equivalent to driving drunk). Driving while texting makes you 8 times more likely to get in an accident - more than driving drunk. Think about that... can you imagine how scared, worried, pissed, angry we would be if drunk drivers were knowingly all over our roads and nothing was being done? Instead, people are texting and talking, oblivious to the dangers they are causing. Hmmm, maybe oblivious isn't the right word. We all know, deep down, that it's wrong... ignorant? I can tell you, I've never texted but I have talked and I will never do it again.

Take the pledge below:

I pledge to make my car a No Phone Zone. Beginning right now, I will do my part to help put an end to distracted driving by not texting or using my phone while I am driving. I will ask other drivers I know to do the same. I pledge to make a difference.

I don't know how many times I've been driving and witnessed some do something dangerous - through a red light, through an intersection, cutting me/someone off - and, sure enough, on the phone. Unacceptable people. And texting... don't even go there. I can't believe people think they can text and drive safely! Who do you think you are?!?!

I know of all the people in the world, the Moms will be most on board with this. Take the pledge and stick to it 100%. That "one time" could change your life.

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Lindsay said...

I absolutely, 100% agree!! I never use my phone while driving and if I have to call someone on their cell, I always ask if they are driving. If they say yes, I just ask them to call me when they are stopped somwhere. Nothing is so important that it can't wait until your car is stopped (and not at an intersection)!

Mandi Miller said...

Ever since becoming a mom I never talk on the phone while driving! If I am on the phone I am usually stopped somewhere... at a drive-thru, in a parking lot, etc... And I have never been stupid enough to text and drive! I can't believe people would really think they can do that safely! You are right... ignorant.