Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Movement

I was watching the news the other day and they had a special about cell phone use and driving. Now, I'm guilty of being on my phone and texting while I'm driving even though it is against the law. The hubby and I had a discussion about how badly it really impairs you when you use your cell phone while you drive. He told me that it impairs you as much as marijuana use or drinking and driving. As a result, I have made the decision to QUIT using my phone entirely while I am driving. There really isn't any reason for me to use my phone while I'm driving I don't have any business to conduct. Usually it is just a time when I'm on the phone with my mom, so this should be easy. Well, it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. It was actually very difficult. I didn't realize how much I used my phone when I drove, or how unsafe I was when I did it. I live in a rural area and so there aren't a lot of people, but there are enough to make it dangerous for me to be using my phone while I'm driving out to the in-laws house or to the next town. So the moral of the story is that I want to make my community aware of the dangers of using their cell phones while they are driving. It's already against the law in Wyoming when you are driving, but simply talking on the phone impairs you also. I want have the people in my community pledge that they will stop using their cell phones all together while they are driving. I plan on going out into the community and make people aware of my movement. It's not going to be easy, but I know that in the end my community will be safer.

1 comment:

  1. This is fabulous! I was in an accident about a year ago. I wasn't actually texting, just looking at my phone for the time. Those 2-3 seconds lost were crucial. If everything goes how you thik it's going to on the road, sometimes texting is okay. But you never know what people are going to do, so it's never okay. The car in front of me just slammed on his breaks randomly to turn left (on a double solid-illegal in Arizona) and I rear ended him. Those seconds would have made a difference! Good luck with this! I think it's great!