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As I was on the way to work out this morning I was listening to the radio and discovered that it’s National Driving Distracted Awareness month, or something like that. It could be National Distracted Driving Awareness month or a similar combination of words but the POINT is that you’re supposed to be aware of driving distracted.
Here’s what their mission is to teach you:
Thousands die needlessly each year because people continue to use their cell phones while driving, handheld or hands-free. Join the National Safety Council this April in urging those you care about to:
I personally, am a bit guilty of some of the dangers. They pointed out that a person can drive the length of a football field while just checking a text. Can you imagine going that far without even knowing what’s happening around you??
I also learned that you’re not supposed to either text or look at your cell phone EVEN at stoplights.
I wasn’t aware of that but they pointed out that many wrecks could be avoided if people were paying attention even while stopped.
It made me realize that it’s not just teens; it’s us too! I mean, I don’t really text while driving but I do at stoplights. I also sometimes check emails and the like at stoplights.
The statistics are pretty sobering how many wrecks there are caused by distracted drivers and I’m going to try to do better.
How about you guys? Wanna do better to? Go to this link and read about the month.