Was that text worth it? Was it the most important thing at that moment? Why did you pick up the phone? No text is worth picking up your phone while driving. No text is too important to wait a couple more minutes. Everyone can wait to pick up the phone. Even if just for a couple minutes until you can safely pull over. If you are alone in your car and have your phone or apple watch and get a notification, don’t pick up. It can wait. Because your life is important. And making the decision to take your eyes off the road for a text or game notification is not worth it. You don’t want to get into a crash just to see that your friend sent you some funny thing that happened that day. Next time you get into your car and don’t put your phone on silent, think; will it be worth it? Will checking this message be worth losing my life or another person’s?
A short essay to raise awareness for distracted driving. To hopefully pull on a person’s heartstrings, so they realize and text is not worth getting injured or being dead.