You will remember this video clip as well as you do your favorite movie.
I was unable to stop watching. It has rather strong images, so I highly suggest you watch it before you show your younger children. I believe in the shock factor theory, so I hauled my texting queen, Alyssa, in front of the computer and made her watch it. I enforced that she better NEVER pick up the cell phone while in the car…But what if it is someone important calling? Don’t worry…You won’t know that it is someone important because you DO NOT look at your cell phone!
Tredegar Comprehensive and Gwent Police Present a half hour drama ‘COW’ Taster 001, featuring Jenny Davies, Amy Ingram, Laura Quantick
The next clip is great!
Think about those big trucks passing you on the interstate while you are driving with your small children all belted in the back seat.
Are you ready for this?
Drivers spent approximately five seconds looking at their cell phone devices! Look at the clock and watch the second hand move five seconds. I can’t believe it! The moment that you look away from the road to anything within the car, your hands naturally follow your eyes thus causing you to veer out of your lane. The study found that the risk of a collision by the truckers was twenty-three times greater than just driving the truck without texting.
All drivers have the same characteristics as the truck drivers studied. Think about how long it takes a truck of that size to stop and the lack of maneuverability to change the initial direction at short notice.
Although those statistics are now known and innocent people have died, thirty-six states STILL do not ban texting while driving.
Worst of all…people are still texting!
WAKE UP PEOPLE!!! I do not want to share the road with tons of metal around veering from lane to lane because people lack enough self-control to abstain from texting while driving.