We Are All Distracted Drivers
Wow this study really opened my eyes to the epidemic that is distracted driving. As much as you don't want to admit it, we all have used our phones in our cars.
The information shows that 88 out of 100 people surveyed use their phones when they are in their cars. In an hour long car trip, the driver is on their phone an average of 3.5 minutes.
Think about that! I always claim that I am not on my phone. I do, however, make hands free phone calls almost every time I drive home from work. But from time to time, I have made an occasional text at a red light.
A long time ago, when I was traveling alone to Buffalo, I admit I was texting while driving. I veered into another lane and almost drove into another car. That was it. I haven't driven and texted since.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. We shouldn't just be aware of it for just one month out of the year. Pay attention, be present and please put your phone down. That text can wait, you may just save a life and it could be your own.