There are no words that need be said while driving that can’t wait until you get where you are going. No big plans later on or that crazy thing someone just did is worthy of a trip to the morgue. It is a harsh and sad reality for so many families and friends of loved ones who have died while driving and texting, but it is also a reality that so many more just don’t seem to grasp.
I will be the first to admit that on occasion I steal a chance to send a quick text AT A REDLIGHT, but to jump into a texting conversation while operating a 2,000 pound battering ram just isn’t in the cards for me. I have never updated a Facebook status or sent out a tweet while driving downt he road, and if you have then DAMMIT YOU NEED TO STOP BEFORE YOU KILL SOMEONE OR YOURSELF. It should be that simple but Americans are completely crazy when it comes to social media and their need to keep up with what everyone else in their lives are doing. But what are they doing? Do you think that your BFF is riding down the road texting you and hanging onto your next text? If so then you are probably right, but two wrongs never make a right.
It has become a growing problem and many cities and States have passed NO TEXTING WHILE DRIVING LAWS the Federal Government has chosen to stay mum on the problem. To date there is not one, none, nada, no texting laws on the books in Congress except for a small clause attached to the NTSB’s amendment bill that makes it a Federal Law to take a picture of someones license plate or car accident where a death is involved. What? That’s what I said too. The bottom line is that the Federal Gov’t could/should enact a law that the States are required to incorporate into their Laws. Until then, the right to choose (whether or not to text and drive) is more like a right to chance.
For more information, check out this informative website at www.notexting.org