You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy.
Texting and driving.
It’s dangerous to motorists like eating fried butter is hazardous to your health.
Police officers say texting and driving is crazier than drinking and driving. Not that this is a good argument, but at least when you drink and drive your eyes are on the road. If you see three roads, take the one in the middle.
But when you are texting, you are looking down, typing with possibly two hands and a knee.
What scares me the most? Kids text more frequently than cows produce methane. My kids have no verbal communication skills. My son grunts like a Geico Cave Man in a bowling alley. But my son can text with his eye lashes while eating pizza and facebooking a friend in Madrid.
Just Say No seems to be working. At least your kids have heard the message; “don’t drink and drive.” But chances are they haven’t been told: “don’t text and drive”
That’s a new mission statement in the Don’t do this and don’t do that hierarchy of danger.
I’d rather be writing about drunk texting. A problem to be sure at the local watering hole, but it probably won’t cause someone to cross the center lane.
Texting while driving is riskier than driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, a study has suggested.
According to the report: The Transport Research Laboratory found that motorists who use their mobile phone to send text messages while on the road dramatically increase the likelihood of collision.
Their reaction times deteriorated by 35 per cent, much worse than those who drank alcohol at the legal limit, who were 12 per cent slower, or those who had taken cannabis, who were 21 per cent slower.
In addition, drivers who sent or read text messages were more prone to drift out of their lane, the research found, with steering control by texters 91 per cent poorer than that of drivers devoting their full concentration to the road.
All I can say is texting is replacing communication in this society. It is changing how kids put together sentences and how they spell. Texting has created a generation with their heads down and their thumbs calloused. That’s bad enough! What we don’t need is people dying needlessly because you want to tell someone to LOL. ( i hate that by the way)
Texting and driving is crazy and that’s why I put this graphic video in this story.
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