I have to admit, I am guilty. I've seen the stories. I've even reported a story on it myself. But alas, I continued to text and drive, that is until this past Wednesday. I was flipping channels and I stumbled across a story Oprah was doing on her show about a mother who lost her son in a perfectly preventable accident. It involved texting while driving. A startling statistic was presented that said texting while driving is actually more dangerous than drinking and driving.
This provoked me to do a little more research and I found 71 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 49 admit they text or talk on the phone while driving. I unfortunately have to admit I am one of those people, but it's coming to an end.
The premise of thinking you can successfully continue to drive a car while your hands and eyes are occupied by another object is ridiculous. And for those of us, who have gotten by doing it, it's pure luck.
Oprah is encouraging everyone to make your car a "No Phone Zone" and I don't think that's a bad idea at all. I'm linking the video from her show onto this blog post because if it can inspire others to quit, like it pushed me to, we will all be safer.