If only you took the time

Marjorie H

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A few seconds for a crash, a few days to take it in, a few weeks, months, or even years to recover. That is if you were lucky enough to once again see your loved ones and sense the warmth of their embrace. And you were the one in four chances of car crashes usually involved with a phone. It just took putting it on silent or turning it off away from your eyes so you wouldn’t be as tempted to get it. If it was an emergency, why not use bluetooth if your car has it? That way your vision wouldn’t steer towards the BANG! and the CRASH! of bent metal tarnished on the floor. You could’ve convinced yourself it wasn’t worth the risk. The risk of the points on your license, days since the incident, the health and insurance bills, or most importantly…your life. Just as fast as you can get multiple notifications, many people can get notified quickly by you spreading the word. The word that just by advising people to not text and drive can easily change their minds to help save their lives as 78 percent of teens also said they wouldn’t do it if a friend told them not to. Life’s not a golden coin that can be flipped, expecting it to land on the betted side every time, so please don’t forget it can take just a few seconds to say something, fasten that seatbelt, or put a device away. I’m sure your loved ones and many out there would want you to stay.