Have you ever sent a text message on your phone while your car was moving? 42% of American drivers say they have… and those are only the ones who admit it.
I’m not suggesting it’s any worse than turning to feel the car floor behind your seat for your baby’s “binky” while they scream hysterically in their car seat. I’ve been there.
As much as possible we need to minimize all distractions while we drive. No reasonable person (over 18) believes that texting and driving isn’t risky behavior. And yet we still do it.
What’s so important? Think about the last few texts you sent from the car. What were they about? Were they urgent. How urgent? Would anyone have died if you’d not sent them?
Because every day people die because someone couldn’t wait to send that text. They think it can’t happen to them. But it can… and it did. Please join me in saying, “It can wait!”