I would like each and everyone of you who read this post to consider putting down your phone whilst you are in the car.
If you text, email, vlog or surf the net whilst driving you are putting yourself and those around you in danger.
Don’t be mistaken, this is not just a teen problem. Research has shown that adults are much more likely to phone whilst driving and texting than teens. One article stated that 75% of adults admit to phone conversations vs 52% of teens and 47% of adults admit to texting whilst driving vs 34% of teens.
How would your friends or family feel if they sent the text that killed you?
If you don’t think it can happen to you or someone you know, then you are not alone. AT&T released public service announcements in 2010 to encourage people to stop texting and driving and yet it seems like I pass people every day who are still texting and driving.
This young man is a victim of someone elses texts. He was the passenger in the car that his girlfriend was driving whilst texting.
No text is worth dying over and the US seems to be taking a gentle approach when discussing the dangers. The first video I watched about texting and driving was made in the UK and had a lot more impact on me. Be warned this is graphic and I wouldn’t recommend for young children.
Will you take the pledge to stop texting and driving?