One Text or Call Could End it All

Victoria M

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Distracted driving. We’ve all done it or known someone that has done it. Unfortunately, it’s not something that is rare nowadays. We all tell ourselves that sure, we sent a text while driving, but we were still paying attention. We still were glancing up to make sure that there wasn’t any oncoming traffic. We tell ourselves that it’s not that big of a deal. We’ve probably even gotten away with it once or twice, or maybe even a hundred times. But that’s the problem. Just because it didn’t happen to us today doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen the thousand-plus people that got injured or the nine people per day that got killed from distracted driving in the United States alone. But it didn’t happen to us. Not today. And then the day comes that we tell ourselves again that we are paying attention. That it isn’t that big of deal. What we don’t realize is that every day that we tell ourselves that it’s okay could be the very day we turn ourselves into that statistic. Because we all have known someone that drives while distracted, maybe it’s yourself, a family member, or a friend, today is the day that we stand up for ourselves and for others and take a stand against distracted driving. A text or a call can wait. Turn off your cell phone while driving so that you can keep yourself and others safe. And always keep in mind that just because it didn’t happen today doesn’t mean that it won’t happen tomorrow.