I'm home sick today with the flu and I've been doing a bit of blog hopping. I came upon this small little blip about taking the pledge to NOT TALK OR TEXT WHILE DRIVING!
THIS was a very moving show that Oprah did. I took the hour today and watched the entire episode on my laptop. It made me cry, but more importantly it made me AWARE. I don't talk on the phone much when I drive and I never text so you might think it is easy for me to pledge. I think if you take the time to watch those people who have lost CHILDREN, HUSBANDS, WIVES and MOTHERS it may be easy for you to pledge as well.
My husband is a firefighter. He has come home more than once to share that a teenager was killed and the thought was that they were texting. I watched a guy pass us going 70MPH, in the fog, with his dome light on, texting and having his girlfriend drive from the passenger seat. NOT much better. No phone call or message is worth a life.
Did you know that your brain will NOT ALLOW you to see anything peripherally when you are talking on the phone? You can't see pedestrians or what another vehicle may be doing. I hope you take the time to make this pledge. Then Spread the word! Be a voice!