My job takes me to many remote sites on narrow roads that require my full attention to navigate. I thought I had seen it all until the other night when I was driving home from work on a dirt road (the old Cascade Highway to be more precise). That night a lady in a small white car was texting while driving around a corner on the narrow dirt road. We almost met in a way we probably would not have enjoyed.
I still see people talking on cellphones while driving and maybe even worse, texting while driving. A lot can happen in the matter of a few seconds in a vehicle, even if you are driving slower that you normally would. This small car narrowly missed my full size pickup. Your car normally would have fared worse in a collision unless I drove off the side of the road trying to avoid you. In the future, please pay attention to the road.
Honestly, I have been in the communications business for over 25 years and own a local shop that sells cellphones and the handsfree devices that you should be using if you must talk while driving, but do you need to text while driving? I don’t.
People, give your head a shake before spending that one moment on the cellphone that could change both of our lives for ever.