We tell ourselves we aren’t like them, that we got this thing, that we pay attention enough to text and drive. Uh-huh.
To put it West Texas indelicately: bullshit.
I’m not gonna lecture with stats. I’m not gonna shame folks. I’m also not gonna turn a blind eye to accidents and deaths that are Easy-Bake-Oven simple to prevent.
Someone dim the lights and let’s watch a few informative reels (thanks to Lisa at Grandma’s Briefs for two of the videos).
This is an issue that I deal with weekly. I’m a runner and pretty much every time I’m out on the streets for a run, I have to avoid being run over by someone on their phone, either texting or talking while driving.
People are risk takers, I get it. But, don’t put others at risk with your behavior. If you’re driving, drive. There’s nothing so important that it’s worth risking anyone’s well-being or life based on the stupidity of texting while driving.
Don’t lie to yourself or others. Don’t text and drive.