Driving and Texting

There are so many serious auto accidents on the road every day. Serious auto accidents account for millions in property damage and thousands of deaths and serious injuries each year. It is inevitable that soon or later some one is going to violate one of the rules of the road and cause and accident. If you have been driving 10 or more years and have never had an accident you have been either extremely careful or lucky, perhaps both.

The other day on the radio I heard about a study that was conducted by a University somewhere in the Mid-West. I wish I had paid more attention to the beginning of the news broadcast. I started to pay attention when I heard that the study compared the effects of drinking and driving and safety, with texting and driving and safety. Guess what? A person’s attention is worse when texting that it is after several drinks of alcohol. The news broadcast went on to say that the time most people take their eyes of the road to make part of a text, they have covered the length of a football field! Unbelievable. They conducted this study by placing people in a simulator and allowing them to text while driving. With over 4500 federal laws, I am the last person who wants to see another law. But to tell you the truth after listening to this detailed study, I don’t think we should be allowed to text and drive-period.

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