IS YOUR CAR A PHONE BOOTH?
HELP SAVE 6.000 LIVES YEARLY ...
I publicly admit ... I am as guilty as many others. When I get into my car my first thought is, "Who can I call? I can save time and be more efficient if I make that call right now!" Not anymore ... my car is no longer my phone booth. Oprah Winfrey aired a program last week that was a much needed "wake-up" call for me and I hope for many others.
She interviewed one drunk distracted driver (just as guilty!) who had killed two others when he was texting while driving. He was 18 at the time and said that he used to text while driving 100% of the time - as did most of his friends!! He's 23 now, looks 43, and his life is consumed with guilt and shame. The widow of one of the men he killed and the daughter of another were on the show, too. Two lives tragically lost while the young man was distracted for a few seconds ... heart-wrenching to see. And this was just one of the 6,000 similar stories that unfolded last year.
CHILLING, SOBERING, & DISGUSTING STATISTICS:
- 6,000 lives were lost last year due to "distracted drivers"
- A driver is 8 times more likely to have an accident if driving while texting!
- A driver is 4 times more likely to have an accident if driving while speaking on a telephone!
Oprah's show is a MUST for everyone to see - send it to your loved ones - let's start a new "culture" of safe driving!
www.DriveSafe.ly. com is a great program (FREE!) that will "give voice" to your texts and emails if you MUST know about an email immediately! So, when you're driving, you'll never have to look at your phone again! You'll HEAR your messages without doing anything! And, the system will automatically send a reply email. It's easy to turn off and on, so you can just use it when necessary.
SO, WHO WILL TAKE THE PLEDGE TO ELIMINATE TEXTING & PHONING WHILE DRIVING?